Sanoli's Kitchen: CHICHINGE CHECHKI (STIR FRIED SNAKE GOURD)

Monday, July 1, 2013

CHICHINGE CHECHKI (STIR FRIED SNAKE GOURD)

'Chichinge Chechki' is a very delicious and authentic dry curry from Bengali cuisine. In Bengali snake gourd called by 'chechinge'. Snake gourd is a green vegetable, with is rarely used and I have very limited knowled of preparations of snake gourd. I saw this curry in one of my blogger friend's space, modified it a little according to my tastebuds. It is very tasty and healthy, through I used very less oil in it. Mustard, coconut, poppy seeds paste made this curry very flavourful and yummilicious!


INGREDIENTS:
4-5 Snake Gourds (chichinge)
1/2 Cup Grated Coconut (nariyel)
2 tsps Mustard Paste (sarshe bata)
2 tsps Poppy Seeds Paste (posto bata)
1 tsp Green Chilli Paste (hare mirch)
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds (rai/sarshon)
A Pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder (haldi)
1 tsp Sugar (sakkar/chini)
1-2 tbsps Oil (preferably mustard oil)
1/2 tbsp Clarified Butter (ghee)
Salt to taste (namak)

METHOD:
Lightly scrape the skin of snake gourds. With a sharp knife slit it, remove seeds. Wash and pat dry. Chop snake grourds finely. Set aside.

Heat oil in a wok. Add mustard seeds and asafoetida in it. When mustard seed splutters, add chopped snake gourd. Season with turmeric powder and salt.

Fold it for 2 minutes. You can see, snake gourd will release water this moment. So cover and cook it on medium low flame till snack gourd is almost tendered. Keep stirring inbetween.

Now add grated coconut, mustard paste, poppy seeds paste and green chilli paste in it. Mix well. Cover and cook for another 3-4 minutes on low heat.

Add sugar. Mix nicely for a minute. Remove from heat now.

Serve warm with steamed rice and dal and enjoy your lunch.
Recipe Courtesy: Recipe Junction

24 comments:

  1. my favorite vegetable, new way to try it. yummy. stop by at my space too.

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  2. mustard, posto and coconut.. such an wonderful combo naa.. we just love it. and your chechki looks so perfect !

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    1. Thanks Tanusree.We all Bengalis and Oriyas are enjoying this awesome flavour daily...isn't it?

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  3. like ur version sanoli.. will try this way..

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    1. Thank you Preeti. Tryout this recipe and let me know dear.

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  4. Ahh.. I love snake gourd.. But this is a different kinda prep.. Looks yummy :)

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  5. what a classic dish :) Nice clicks :)
    www.merrytummy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Shweta. It is a very traditional dish to all Bengalis......:)

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  6. I make snake gourd too but in gravy ...
    Yours look good sano :)
    Bookmarked the recipe !!

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  7. Fantastic stir fry, never tried adding poppy seeds in stir fries,loving it sis.

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    1. You always encourage me a lot akka. Thanks a lot.

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  8. Lovely color for the dish !! Looks yummy !! Definitely gonna try this healthy dish :)

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  9. looks fabulous and droolworth.

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  10. Wow! One of my favourite dishes! I love this! :)
    http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  11. loved the preparation , and a very interesting bengali name for the dish, at first go misunderstood for chicken...hehehe... todays post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/07/eggless-jam-swirled-muffins-for-baking.html

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  12. Sanoli, amar preperation ta ekdom traditional..posto kono din add korini..but good idea, will try adding posto next time, thanks for linking my page..looking awesome, one of my fav. vegetable

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  13. delicious sis and my fav veggie

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  14. Chichinge chechki looks yumy. Perfectly done.

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  15. Eta amar khub priyo... I love this. tomar ki kono mail elo na foodie theke? tomar ta disqualify hobar to kono karon nei???

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