Their firm flesh is embedded with seeds and they taste like cucumber and have a slightly bitter taste. The fruits are orange in colour when ripe and pulpy red after complete ripening.
Snake Gourds are added to various Indian dishes like curries, dal and sambar, avial.
They can be grilled and stuffed with other vegetables too.
Also made into pickles and chutneys
It also improves the respiratory system functions and stimulates growth of new hair.