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Potlakaya Kura (పొట్లకాయ కూర, போட்லகைய குற, सांप कद्दू कुरा)


Potlakaya kura (పొట్లకాయ  కూర,போட்லகைய குற, सांप कद्दू कुरा) potlakaya / snake gourd is one of the tastiest vegetable . In Andhra Pradesh many variety of dishes are made out of this vegetable. The plant is a creeper which gives very long and lean snake gourd..

Regional Dish : Andhra Pradesh; Tamilnadu; South India.

Cuisine Style : Andhra Pradesh|Cooking Time 20| Take with rice| Type curry| Shelf Life 1day.

Appx.Nutritional values : Calories (190 Kcal), Carbohydrates  (18g), Protein (2g), Fat (5g).


  • Snake gourd   1 pkg frozen thawed
  • Shallot/ Red onion  1 medium  chopped
  • Green chilies  2
  • Curry leaves    6
  • Tomatoes  2  chopped
  • Sesame seed powder   2 tbsp
  • Red chili powder    ½ tsp (or more to taste)
  • Rice flour   1tbsp
  • Milk   ¼cup
  • Salt  to taste
  • Mustard seeds   ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds    ½tsp


1. Heat 1tbsp oil in a sauté pan; add mustard seeds and cumin seeds; once the seeds start to splutter; add curry leaves, shallots and green chilies; sauté until shallots are translucent, about 5 minutes.
2. Then add tomatoes; cover and cook till they turn mushy, takes another 5 minutes.
3. Add the sesame powder & red chili powder; cook for a minute.
4. Now add snake gourd and ½ cup water; cover and cook till it turns tender, about 8-10 minutes. Season with salt.
5. Whisk rice flour into milk and add it to the curry; mix well and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Enjoy with rice or roti.


Other variants / Cuisine Style : None.

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