SNAKE GOURD KOOTU

PUDALANGAI (SNAKE GOURD) KOOTU PORIYAL

snake gourd

ITEMS REQUIRED:

Snake gourd                                       1 full

Moong dal                                            5 tbsp

Red chilly                                             3

Coconut                                                1 cup

Jeera                                                      1 spoon

Salt                                                         as required

Turmeric powder                            small pinch

Curry leaves                                       1 strip

Hing                                                        small pinch

Coconut oil – 2 spoons, Mustard, urad dal (for tempering)           

METHOD:

In a cooker, soak moong dal in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes.  In that add, cut pieces of snake gourd, salt and turmeric powder, allow to cook for 3 whistles.

Wetgrind as a nice paste, coconut, jeera & red chilly .

Open the cooker, add hing, curry leaves and the paste.

Temper with mustard & urad dal in coconut oil.

Goes well with vathakuzhambu rice and chappathi.

The following vegetables can be cooked in the same method:

  1. Pumpkin
  2. Red pumpkin
  3. Chow chow
  4. Cabbage
  5. Bottle gourd 

To enhance the taste, the following vegetables in small quantity can be added:

  1. Carrot -1
  2. Beans – 4
  3. Potato-1(small)
  4. Tomato-1

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