Snakegourd Vegetable with Sprouted Green Gram

March 12, 2008

As mentioned earlier, you can mix sprouts with a combination of vegetables and this way sprouted green gram becomes palatable too. I tried using a choice of spices and ingredients to enhance the taste of this dish. Here is the recipe:



  • One tender snake gourd
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tomato
  • 3 flakes of garlic
  • One hand full of mint leaves
  • 2 green chillies
  • One teaspoon of jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of daniya powder (coriander powder)
  • One teaspoon of panch phoran*
  • One small cup of green gram sprout
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of hing (asafoetida)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon of curd
  • 2 teaspoon of cooking oil
  • Salt for taste

*Panch Phoran

Mixture of 5 spices that is mustard(rye), methi (fenugreek), jeera, fennelseeds(sonf), and kala jeera in equal quantity.



  1. Cut the snake gourd in to small pieces.
  2. Cut onion into small pieces.
  3. Cut tomato into four.
  4. Grind onion, garlic, tomato, green chillies, raw jeera, pudina and curd in to fine paste.
  5. Boil snake gourd and sprout in a pan with enough salt, and water, turmeric powder, and hing till it is completely cooked.
  6. Remove it and keep it aside.
  7. Put 2 tsp oil in a frying pan, add panch phoran and let it splutter.
  8. Add cut onion and fry till it becomes soft.
  9. Add the ground paste and fry till the raw smell goes.
  10. Add dhaniya powder and fry for a minute.
  11. Add the cooked snake gourd and sprout and fry for 5 minutes.
  12. If required water may be added to make it gravy.
  13. Garnish with coriander leaves.