October 10, 2012

Pudalangai Kootu / SnakeGourd Kootu

Today’s recipe is a easy comforting dish ,Snake gourd Kootu .Kootu is the combination of  veggies and lentils and one of the famous side dish in southern part of India.This is my favourite dish.Its so good for digestion and a very healthy side dish.I find it perfect with poondu puli kulambu and can be had with curd rice / rotis / even plain rice.The ingredients and the procedure is so simple and can be made in no time.My mom will prepare this kootu using moong dal too.If you like then add moong dal instead channa.Lets see the preparation…






SnakeGourd / Pudalangai – 1 (200gms)

Onion – 1/2 chopped finely

Tomato – 1 chopped (small sized)

Green chilli – 1

Split chick peas / Channa dal  / Kadalai Paruppu  – 50 gms or a handful

Coconut – 2 tsp grated

Salt to taste


For Tempering


Oil – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds / Kadugu – 1/2 tsp

Urad dal / Ulunthamparuppu – 1/2 tsp

Dry red chillies / Milagai vathal – 3

Asafoetida / Perungaya thool – a generous pinch

Curry leaves – 1 spring




Wash the channa dal and soak it for 10 mins.Remove the skin of the snakegourd  by gently scrapping it with a knife or a stainless steel spoon.



Scoop the inner seeds out and throw it away.Now clean and cut the veggie into small slices.



Take a pressure cooker add the channa dal , sliced snake gourd and slited green chilli with 1 cup of water and cook it for 4 whistles.Let the pressure goes by itself and open the lid and set it aside



Heat a kadai with a tsp of oil and splutter the mustard seeds and uraddal and add the asafoetida and curry leaves and fry for few seconds.



Throw in the onions and fry till golden brown .



And add the tomato and fry for 2 more mins or till mushy.



Now add the cooked channa dal and snake gourd mixture and mix well.



Add turmeric powder and required salt and mix well and allow it to boil for 3 more mins.



Now mix in the shredded coconut and simmer it for few mins and switch off the flame.



Serve with any spicy kulambu.It tastes good even with rotis.


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Menaga Sathia said...

Nice preparation....perfect for roti...

divya said...

wow so inviting ..nice clicks.

Julie said...

Delicious kootu:)
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Unknown said...

love to have it with rasam rice..

Beena said...

Perfect curry for roti

Beena said...

yummy curry

Faseela said...

delicious n inviting

Priya Suresh said...

I do this kootu quite often,love simply with fried papads.

Shobha said...

Kootu looks delicious.

Santosh Bangar said...

looking delicious

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

Comforting kuttu.. love it..

divyagcp said...

Delicious and comforting kootu..

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Sangeetha Nambi said...

Love this ever...

Divya A said...

Love this kootu Tamil :) Perfectly made :)
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Unknown said...

i never tried this, looks delicious

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Perfect and looks too good :)

Anonymous said...

hi...nice..but you forgot to mention the dry red chilis ,

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