With all of the fragrant spices and heat that typically makes Indian cooking, a cool yogurt raita helps to chill the palate in between bites. Snake gourd is strange in appearance, name and taste, but its health benefits cannot be denied. Containing a rich variety of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, snake gourd helps eliminate toxins from the body. It also increases the creation of body fluids. The low-calorie, high-nutrient composition of snake gourd makes it a favourite anti-diabetic food source and can also lessen the effects if the condition already exists. If you are looking for a healthy raita-type snack for your in-between meals, here is the recipe for the snake gourd curd salad you can vouch for.
2 cups Yogurt / (Curd)
1 cup Snake guard
( Padavalanga), peeled and grated
1 Cucumber, peeled and grated
1 Onion, peeled and grated
1 Green Chilli, finely chopped
1 Coriander leaves small bunch, finely chopped
Pomegranate fruit ( To garnish)
Salt, to taste
In a large mixing bowl, add the grated Snake guard, and squeeze the water out of it. Add salt, finely chopped Onion and green chilli. Then, add yogurt. Stir all the ingredients well. Finally, garnish the mix with pomegranate seeds and Coriander leaves.
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