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Snake Gourd (Long Parval) 500g

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£7.49
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Description

As a member of the gourd family, the snake gourd has an amazing flavour which improves the taste of meals. The gourd veggies can be fried alone or included in different vegetable recipes. 

Red Rickshaw supplies this vegetable throughout the year at a pocket-friendly price. Remove the seeds of this long parval before cooking. Above all, this vegetable contains an array of nutrients such as minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, among others. 

This product will be delivered as chopped snake gourd (not whole). 

How to prepare Snake Gourd

This vegetable is derived from a gourd plant and must be cooked before consumption. The cooking process entails:

  1. Remove the seeds and properly wash this vegetable and steam separately.
  2. Cut into pieces 
  3. Add cooking oil to a pan and add onion, turmeric powder and salt.
  4. Add the cooked snake gourd to the pan. 
  5. Stir well and add grated coconut.
  6. Serve after three minutes.

Snake Gourd Health Benefits

This type of gourd contains a variety of nutrients, which in the long run improves an individual’s health. The health benefits remain constant for regular consumers such as:

  1. The healing property of snake gourd prevents and heals different respiratory conditions such as chest infections and coughing. 
  2. This vegetable fights off free radicals which can cause cancer if left to accumulate in the body. The free radicals can also damage the body’s organs. 
  3. The long parval relieves different acidity problems such as peptic ulcers, gastritis, heartburn and duodenal ulcers.
  4. This vegetable helps restore healthy skin and slows down the ageing process. The gourd supplies the skin with different nutrients.
  5. Individuals with different scalp disorders can benefit from regular snake gourd consumption. This vegetable can tackle most of these problems.
  6. This type of gourd helps diabetic individuals keep the blood sugar levels intact.
  7. The hepatoprotective components in this vegetable promote a healthy liver by treating different problems.

Recipe suggestion for Snake Gourd

Try out any snake gourd recipe to enjoy the delicious taste of this vegetable. Consider the following recipes:

Snake Gourd Moong Dal Curry 

Ingredients

  • Snake gourd
  • Split yellow lentils
  • Garlic
  • Green chilli
  • Ginger
  • Red chillies
  • Turmeric powder
  • Asafoetida
  • Mustard seeds
  • Cooking oil
  • Cumin seeds
  • Salt
  • Coriander leaves

Preparation method 

  1. Cut the snake gourd into pieces after removing the inner seeds and properly washing.
  2. Soak yellow lentils in water for an hour and pressure cook.
  3. Add green chilli, garlic, ginger, salt and turmeric powder in the pressure cooker and continue cooking. Remove after two whistles and set aside. 
  4. Heat oil in a pan and add both mustard seeds and asafoetida. 
  5. Add cumin seeds, green chillies and red chillies.
  6. Stir before adding snake gourd and the cooked yellow lentils. 
  7. Add some water and cook for five minutes.
  8. Consider garnishing with fresh coriander leaves before serving. 

Fried snake gourd is another top recipe for snake gourd individuals can try out. This recipe required a few minutes to prepare. Store this vegetable in a refrigerator for durability in between cooks.