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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

White Pumpkin Kootu

White Pumpkin Kootu

Kootu is a south Indian gravy prepared by cooking vegetable and dal in Indian spices. It is usually served as a side dish to Rice.This time, I tried Vellai Poosanikkai with Moong dal. Check below for step-wise instructions and pictures for preparing White Pumpkin Moong Dal Kootu.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins 
Ready In: 30 mins
Yields : Side dish for Rice  for 2 people

White Pumpkin chopped
1/2 Cup
Moong  dhal 
1/4 Cup
2 tbsp
1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
channa dhal
1/2 tsp
Urad dhal
1/2 tsp
Asafoetida Powder
Shredded coconut
2 tbsp
Onions chopped
1/4 cup
Tomato chopped
1/4 Cup
Turmeric  Powder
1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder
1 tsp

White Pumpkin Kootu

  • Wash and cook moong dhal by adding 1/2 Cup water. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. If you need dhal water for rasam, then add more water. Once dhal is cooked, drain the extra water for rasam.
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  •  Wash and Peel the outer skin of white pumpkin. Cut into small cubes. Cook white pumpkin by adding enough water and turmeric powder.
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  • Heat Oil in a pan. Add mustard, cumin seeds, curry leaves, channa dhal ,Urad dhal and asafoetida powder.When channa dhal turns golden colour, add onions. Fry till onions turn translucent.
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  • Add tomato followed by coconut and fry till tomatoes turn mushy. Add cooked pumpkin and mix well.
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  • Add Cooked Dhal, salt, coriander powder and chilli powder. Add 1/2 cup of water . Mix well and close it with lid. Allow the kootu to boil and thicken. 
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Other Kootu recipes are 

1. Pasalai  keerai Thuvaram paruppu kootu - Spinach Toor Dal
2. Mullai Keerai Thuvaram paruppu Kootu - Amaranth Leaves Toor Dal
3. Murungai  keerai Thuvaram paruppu kootu - Drumstick Leaves Toor Dal
4. Nool Kol Pasi Paruppu Kootu - Turnip Moong Dal
5. Ridge gourd Moong Dal Kootu - Peerkangai Kootu

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