Snakegourd or podalangai koottu is a simple and tasty dish with less spice.
Moong dhal - 1/2 cup
Snake gourd - 1/s cup chopped
Coconut grated - 1 or 2 tbsp
Green chillies - 3
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Jeera/cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder
Salt as needed

For tempering:
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - very few
Urad dhal - very few
Curry leaves - very few
Hing - a pinch

Grind coconut,green chillies, ginger and jeera in a mixer with little water to a fine paste.
Cook moong dhal, chopped snakegourd till very soft...can also cook in a pressure cooker adding 1 1/2 cups of water and turmeric powder for 2 whistles. Next transfer it to a vessel and add the ground paste with salt and let it to cook for few minutes( like around 5 minutes)...heat oil in a kadai and add the tempering ingredients and pour it on the cooked dhal/koottu and enjoy with hot rice.

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