potlakaya perugu pachadi

Potlakaya Perugu Pachadi | Snake Gourd Yogurt Pachadi

By Swasthi on July 13, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Potlakaya perugu pachadi is a classic Andhra style pachadi made with snake gourd and yogurt. Snake gourd is called potlakaya and perugu is yogurt hence the name. It can be served with plain rice or phulka. It is mildly spicy and delicious. It will be liked even by folks who do not like the flavor of snake gourd.

potlakaya perugu pachadi

Snake gourd or potlakaya is one of the most nutritious veggies. It is commonly known as padwal in Indian language or hindi. It is widely used to make curry, stir fry and chutney recipes.

It is said to have many medicinal values too. It is a natural antibiotic, expectorant, and laxative. It can disperse phlegm, expel toxins and is anti-inflammatory.

Potlakaya also helps relieve dryness and has many more health benefits.

There are not many options to prepare this dish. In Andhra cuisine, we just stir fry this veggie to make potlakaya fry.

This recipe is made similar to the sorakaya perugu pachadi. To make this potlakaya perugu pachadi, we first cook the veggie until soft.

Then cool it completely and blend. Then it is mixed with the tempered curd or yogurt.

When snake gourd is mixed with yogurt the sharp smell of snake gourd disappears.

potlakaya perugu pachadi recipe

More easy vegetable recipes from andhra cuisine
Kakarakaya fry
Tomato curry
Gutti vankaya


  1. Scrape off the whitish skin of the potlakaya very well to reduce the smell.
  2. Rinse it well and remove the pith and seeds.
  3. You can pressure cook it or steam before blending.
  4. Use tender snake gourd as it is less fibrous.
  5. Some people prefer to boil the veggie in surplus water and then discard the water. This helps to reduce the strong smell of the veggie.
  6. We usually use slightly sour curd as there is no other ingredient added for the tang.
potlakaya perugu pachadi recipe

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potlakaya perugu pachadi recipe

Potlakaya Perugu Pachadi | Snake Gourd Yogurt Pachadi

Potlakaya perugu pachadi, a Andhra recipe using snake gourd and yogurt. 
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 2 cups snake gourd pieces , chopped potlakaya
  • ¾ cup sour curd thick slightly / yogurt (whisked)
  • 1 tbsp shredded ginger
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp cumin / jeera
  • 3 green chilies (fine chopped)
  • 1 red chili , broken
  • Coriander leaves Few
  • 1 Pinch hing
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash potlakaya under running water. With the help of a knife scrape off the whistish skin. Rinse thoroughly. Chop to cubes, remove the pith and seeds. Chop them to cubes.
  • Pressure cook the chopped gourd for 1 to 2 whistles, depends on how tender your gourd is. You can even cook them in a pot.
  • Once the vegetable is cooled, puree it. Can alternately skip pureeing cooked gourd and use them directly.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add curry leaves, green chilies, mustard, cumin and allow them to splutter.
  • Add ginger and red chili, fry to get an aroma.
  • Add turmeric and hing.
  • Pour the pureed gourd and fry for a min on high.
  • Once cool, transfer potlakaya perugu pachadi to the yogurt bowl and mix well. Add coriander leaves.
  • Ready to serve with rice or phulka

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Potlakaya Perugu Pachadi | Snake Gourd Yogurt Pachadi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 153mg7%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 30.2mg37%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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All the recipes I used so far from Swathi’s Kitchen came out nice.

instead of boiling the snake gourd, if fried in an open pan and added to curd, the taste and aroma are totally different and inviting

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I tried this recipe nd it’s good. Me nd my husband liked it very much?. Usually I don’t like to eat snake gourd but this is so good. We can feed kids who don’t like snake gourd.

I tried this recipe nd it’s good. Me nd my husband liked it very much?. Usually I don’t like to eat snake gourd but this is so good. We can feed kids who don’t like snake gourd.

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Delicious chutney.

Very new and interesting recipe…sound delicious

healthier one.. just love the color..

I make curries with snake gourd, not chutney. I need to try this Swasthi.

Awesome raita recipe. very new to me, mouthwatering recipe dear.

New chutney recie…like to try….

New to me ,looks very tempting.

very innovative and delicious snake gourd pachadi.

this is new to me…sounds interesting and looks yummy…liked the colour.

Very new to me.. will surely try.. looks nice.

This is totally new to me, but looks very tempting and a great recipe idea!

We dont get same quality Snake Guard here.. this looks so flavourful… <br /><br />Would love to try it on my next trip to India..