My family needs a side dish compulsorily to go with Rice for lunch. They are not satisfied with just a papad or chips for the side dish. Having to think of some thing that does not get repeated during the week is one thing that I concentrate on. Though I sometimes feel so lazy having to come with something or other on a daily basis, it at least gives me the satisfaction to see that my kids are eating a balanced diet getting their daily dose of veggies. This poriyal with Podalangai (Snake gourd) is one such side dish that is very simple and easy to make that goes well with rice.
1. You can also add green chilies instead of dry chilies.
2. Adjust the quantity of chilies used according to your spice level.