Mushroom + Padavalanga Thoran

A favorite combo of thoran from my childhood. Amma usually makes this combo , to use left over Snake gourd from making Avial or Sambar . My dad hates padavalanga unless and until it is paired with something else.Preparing a Padavalanga thoran  with the family favorite mushroom makes it a winner all the time.

Recipe for Kerala Mushroom Thoran with Padavalanga ( Snake gourd)
Padavalanga (snake guard)- 1 small
Mushroom chopped - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Green chili chopped -2- 3
Ginger finely minced - a small piece ( optional)
Turmeric powder - a pinch

Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - a pinch
Shallots ( kunjulli) - 3
Green chili - 1

Mustard seeds
Curry leaves

Clean and finely chop the Padavalanga and mushroom
Mix it well with finely chopped ginger , green chillies , turmeric and salt
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
When they splutter add curry leaves and fry for 30 seconds.
Add the veg mix , mix well , keep everything to the center and cook covered for a couple of minutes. Sprinkle some water if needed.
Crush 1/2 cup grated coconut and a green chili and add to the pan.Combine well, cook in a low flame , stir frying for another 3-4 minutes, until it is done and dry.



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