Stuffed Snake Gourd-Snake gourd Recipe-Stuffed Padwal

stuffed snake gourd

Preparation time-40 minutes


  • Snake gourd pieces-7 (Each 4-5 inch)
  • Finely chopped onion-1
  • Roughly chopped onion-1/2
  • Chopped ginger-2 inch
  • Garlic cloves (peeled)-15
  • Cumin seeds-1 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds-1 tsp
  • Whole black pepper-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1/3 tsp
  • Dry mango powder (aamchur powder)-1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil-5 tbsp


  • In a blending jar: add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, whole black pepper, roughly chopped onion, ginger and garlic.
  • Blend it into thick paste using 2-3 tbsp of water, keep it aside.
  • Remove the inner part (i.e. seeds) of the snake gourd with knife (keep the seeds for further use).
  • Heat a pan, add 2 tbsp cooking oil and let the oil heat properly.
  • Add cumin seeds and fry it for few seconds.
  • Add chopped onion and fry it till it turns little soft.
  • Mash seeds of snake gourd with hand and add to to frying pan, add blended masala paste, stir it.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, dry mango powder, garam masala and salt to taste.
  • Fry the masala on low flame till oil is separated from it (cover and cook).
  • Turn off the flame and let the fried masala paste cool down completely.
  • Gently fill the snake gourd pieces with the prepared masala paste.
  • Heat a pan, add 3 tbsp cooking oil and let the oil heat.
  • Put all the stuffed snake gourds into the pan, cover the pan and cook it on slow flame.
  • Cook it on slow flame for 8-10 minutes (keep flipping in between to cook all sides of snake gourd).
  • Turn off the flame and take it out on the kitchen towel.
  • Ready to serve with Rice daal, chapati, paratha, puri etc.

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