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Apr 16, 2008

Yogurt Chutney with Snake gourd

As we all knew, yogurt possesses so many health benefits. It is a great source of calcium, riboflavin, Vitamin B12 and proteins. When compared to milk, yogurt was proved to contain more calcium due to the added live cultures in the yogurt. And the best thing is it helps in good digestion. Snake gourd is said to have a cooling effect on the body.

Here is chutney with the good old yogurt which is not chutney actually but called as chutney. We may add any vegetables of our choice to make this delicious chutney.

  • 1-cup Snake Gourd, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tomato
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 cups yogurt, beaten lightly
  • Salt as required

For Seasoning:

  • ¼ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ½ tsp Bengal gram (Senagapappu, Chana dal)
  • ½ tsp Black gram (Minappappu, Urad dal)
  • 2 or 3 small broken red chilies
  • Some Curry Leaves


In a deep bowl boil the snake gourd pieces along with tomato, turmeric and red chili powder. Chili powder can be replaced with some green chilies.

When the snake gourd pieces appear to be cooked add the yogurt, salt and stir well. Keep the flame in low setting. Don’t over boil the yogurt as it tends to break apart.

Switch off the flame and keep the bowl aside. In a small pan, heat the oil and add the mustard seeds. When they splutter, add the cumin seeds along with the Bengal and Black grams and fry well until the dals turn golden brown. Finally add the broken red chilies and curry leaves and fry well. Add this seasoning to the yogurt chutney and mix well.

Serve with rice/chapathi.


Dhivya said... [Reply]

nice combo yogurt with sneak gourd!Interesting!never made before!looks simple and delicious,must try

Cham said... [Reply]

ah, i love this dish. Sounds like Majjika pullusu right Uma? Pretty quick and easy to prepare it...Lovely yogurt Chutney Uma :)

Kalai said... [Reply]

Awesome chutney, Uma! Sounds kind of similar to mor kuzhambu that we make in Tamilnadu, but without coconut. Definitely a delicious dish! :)

mitr_bayarea said... [Reply]


this is similar to not only mor kozhambu, but also mor sambar dish that we make in TN. Will try this out tonight for rotis. Good one-Thanks!

Prajusha said... [Reply]

i always prepare snake gourd curry with coconut only.never tried with yogurt.this looks easy and delicious.

KellytheCulinarian said... [Reply]

What a pretty presentation, it makes it look even more tasty.

jayasree said... [Reply]

Morkootan without coconut.. interesting. Loved the tempering on the pics.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Thats an unique combination Uma!

Finla said... [Reply]

We make a curry like this, well my mom makes them, chutney os new to me

Medhaa said... [Reply]

hi, lovely, we make lauki dahi wala like this never thought of using snake gourd. should try this...:) Thanks for sharing

kamala said... [Reply]

Hey..Yoghurt with snake guard different one... must try

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Lovely presentation, Uma. Although I don't eat yogurt, I am tempted to try this out with some coconut milk or vegan yogurt.

Pallavi said... [Reply]

Looks yum ! I make this too.. a little different recipe. We eat it more like a curry than chutney.. at my home.. ! Thanks for sharing.

Annu said... [Reply]

Snake gourd is my fav.Must tasted good.....

Uma next time try with milk,sure you will like it.

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Rosie said... [Reply]

Oh my what beautiful presentation Uma!! Looks SO tempting I want to try now :D

Rosie x

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