Podalanga (snakegourd) kootu

This kootu has a simple masala for it, yet great taste

Ingredients (Translation)

1 medium sized snakegourd cut into small pieces
4 tbsp greengram dal
Salt to taste
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
Few curry leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

For masala (grinded to a smooth paste)

2 red chillies
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
2 tbsp grated coconut

Pressure cook the greengram dal and snakegourd together.

Heat oil, add mustard seeds and curry leaves. When it splutters, add the cooked dal and vegetable. Add some water, salt, turmeric powder and asafoetida. Mix well and add the masala paste and cook for five minutes.

Serve with rice or chapatis.

The other masala you could try for kootu are

1) Rasam powder
2) 1 tsp poppy seeds, 2 green chillies and 2 tbsp grated coconut

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Kalai said...

Similar to the way I make kootu, but I use cumin. Nice one! Will try your version, too. :)

Ramki said...

Hi ,
Have blogged your Kootu as a model recipe in the 1001 Kootu cookbook at http://ramkicooks.blogspot.com/

/Thanks for the recipe

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