Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pudalangai Kootu / Snakegourd Kootu

       This is very yummy and easy kootu. Its good for health also. Check the health benefits of the snake gourd here. But this is the first time, i am trying kootu and it has come out damn good. 

Ingredients I (to pressure cook)
  • Pudalangai / Snake gourd           - 1 (approx 300 gm)
  • Channa dal / Chickpeas / 
  • Kadala Paruppu                          - 1/4 cup
  • Moong dal / Paasi paruppu /
  • Green gram                                 - 2 tsp
  • Salt                                             - as needed
  • Turmeric powder                       - 2 pinch
Ingredients II (Grind to paste)
  • Coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Green Chilli - 1 
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Shallots - 4 to 5
  • Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ingredients III (to temper)
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Black gram seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Oil - 1/2 tsp
Ingredients IV (to fry)
  • Black gram seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli - 3 to 4
  • Peppercorns - 4 to 5
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil - 1/2 tsp

Method
  • Grind the ingredients given in II (to grind) by adding little water and make a paste and keep aside.
                  
                                               
  • Wash the snake gourd and cut into small pieces as shown.               
                                               
                 
  • In a pressure pan, add the chickpeas and green gram and water to immerse the dal.

  • Add salt and turmeric on it and slightly mix it.

  • Add the snake gourd and cook it for 3 whistles.

  • Now in a wide vessel, add the ingredients IV (to fry), starting from adding the oil and when hot, add the other one by one and just fry for a min.

  • To this add the cooked snake gourd and the ground paste adding required water. 

  • Check for salt.
  • When it starts boiling, switch off.

  • Fry the items given in ingredients III to temper and mix to the above kootu. 

                
                                          
  • Yummy kootu is ready to be served.


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31 lovely comments:

DivyaGCP

Simple and yummy kootu.

PT

yummy and healthy kootu..

Hema

Delicious kootu, I like the masala paste added to it..

Kavitha

kootu looking delicious....nice clicks :)

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Reshmi Mahesh

Pudalangai kootu looks delicious...yum..

Nammi

yumm looks delicious, my snake gourd recipes are quite limited , so thanks for the lovely recipe :)

Priya

Fingerlicking kootu,inviting.

Julie

Very yummy & delicious adai!!

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Srimathi

Lord! I love this kootu. I wish I can find podalanga that is worth making kootu with here. Made me so happy looking at the food.

Nandita SS

The kootu looks so simple yet so hearty!! Loved the recipe :)

Now Serving

Yum! This looks like a great kootu! Love using snakegourd :)

Shama Nagarajan

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jeyashrisuresh

Super tempting and inviting kootu. Love the serving bowl and plate. Even i too have the same

S.Menaga

simple recipe,looks very tempting!!

Priya Satheesh

Sounds very delicious... Never tried this way..will try soon

Priya Satheesh

Sounds very delicious... Never tried this way..will try soon

Shobha

Yummy kootu..
I like your floral serving dish and a matching table mat to go with it.

Divya Pramil

I make it similar to this, it tastes so divine :) Nice clicks too dear :)
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Cathleen

I love your step by step, this looks fantastic!!

Sharans Samayalarai

Super recipe.. Nostalgic...

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Saranya

yummy kootu recipe :)
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Suryaprabha

Kootu looks yummy.. Nice clicks!!

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Daksha

Simple, healthy,nice and delicious kootu....

Eri

Well, Ive never tried a kootu and I dont know if the snake gourd is what I think it is.. I will search it in Wikipedia :)
Hugs my friend!

Mano Saminathan

Very delicious pudalangkai koottu! Step by Step photographs are also nice!!

tamilsasikitchen

yummy kootu..Perfect for spicy rice....

Sweet Life

this looks so good! congrats!

Ramya

Such a warm and comforting Kootu:-) Nice pictorial!

Now Serving

I made this the other day! looks yummy

Jayasri Ravi

akila, you could pass that bowl to me, my daughter loves podulangai yaar, I have never made kootu with onions, should give it a try.. beautiful clicks as well

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