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Saturday, March 3, 2007

Pindi Miriyam

This recipe comes from my Mother in law's kitchen. My sister in law is presently visiting us and I prepared it following her instructions. Pindi miriyam, a simple and delicious side dish from Andhra can be eaten with rice or rice and plain dal. Snake gourd in this recipe can be replaced with bottle gourd or chayote. The spicy powder and the milk form a creamy, tastier base for the vegetable used in this dish.

Snake gourd, fine chopped - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Urad dal - 1 Tbsp
Peppercorns - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red chillie - 1
Coconut grated (Fresh or dry) - 1/4 cup
Rice - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - Accordingly

For Tadka:
Oil - 1-2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - A few

Cook the snake gourd pieces with water. Drain the water and collect the cooked snake gourd in a bowl. Add salt to it.
Heat the oil in a small pan and fry peppercorns, cuminseeds, uraddal, rice, coconut and red chillie till the urad dal turn red. Let it cool and then grind it into a fine powder. Add this powder to the snake gourd pieces.
Do the tadka. Heat oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and a few curry leaves. When the mustard seeds start to splutter, remove and add the tadka mixture to the snake gourd pieces.
Heat and cool the milk.
When the snake gourd mixture cools down, add the milk and stir.
Serve with rice.


Asha said...

Looks delicious Suma.I just looked at LakshmiK's milk and beans stew too.This is another milk preparation,thanks for the traditional recipe.

padmaja said...

I know this dish, My mil told me that its a popular dish in nellore. They make this with all different kinds of vegetable and sometimes with mix veg. Am I correct?? I tasted once, it really sounds delicous I have a question can we replace milk with buttermil k or cream??
Thanks for the recipe.

Sandeepa said...

Another new one, never tasted it, so the curry is only milk ? Very nice Suma

Suma Gandlur said...

This recipe is my mother in law's. I think this is a rayalaseema dish. My mom prepares another kind of pindi miriyam which is entirely different. According to my MIL, Buttermilk or cream are not used in this dish instead of milk.

surya said...

First time in your blog suma.Nice preparation with milk suma.Healthy recipe.Thanks

swapna said...

hi suma
very interesting!!looks delicious.

swapna said...

hi suma
very interesting!!looks delicious.

Diane Romanov said...

Thank you Suma
My husband was craving this dish and I wanted to make it for him. You made it easy for an American to make this dish. It's delicious! Looking forward to learning more from you :)