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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pudalangai Kootu(Snakegourd & Dhal Curry)

Pudalangai kootu, a vegetarian side dish and a specialty recipe from Tamilnadu often served with rice and sambhar/rasam. Kootu meaning vegetables cooked along with dhal in coocnut paste. This is one of my favourite side dish. Here's the recipe.
Pudalangai Kootu

  • 1/4 kg of Snake Gourd
  • 3 tbsp Split Bengal Gram
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • a pinch of turmeric powder
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • Salt to taste
To Grind

  • 3 tbsp of grated Coconut
  • 4 pods of Garlic  
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
Pudalangai Kootu
  • Soak the chana dal/split bengal gram in water for 15 to 30 Min's.
  • Wash the snake gourd and split open and remove the seeds and chop them into small pieces and keep.
  • Cook the dhal by adding enough water and pinch of turmeric powder,when its 3/4th cooked remove from the flame.
  • Heat oil in a wok/kadai, when hot add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
  • Add curry leaves and fry for 3 seconds.
  • Then add the chopped snake gourd pieces and dhal to it and cover and cook till its 3/4th done.
  • Next add the ground paste and cook till  the raw smell goes off, between stir once and add salt to it and mix well.
  • Serve with rice and sambhar/rasam.


Priya said...

Lovely presentation,never say no to this yummy kootu.


I too make same way except garlic. Lovely presentation!

Nithya said...

Love the presentation and click. Makes me drool :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful presentation...looks so yummy!

Kaveri said...

Love your presentation and this simple yet delicious recipe


Superb Presentation...Love this kottu with rice...

Nandini said...

Very healthy side dish...Yummy!

Chitra said...

Will add garlic and try soon. lovely color. nice presentation :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Lovely presentation and yummy looking curry

Prathima Rao said...

Clever and authentic presentation..This is a nice & flavorful subzi...
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Babli said...

Wonderful, healthy and yummy dish. Nice presentation.

arthi said...

delicious and healthy kootu..

Priti said...

Yum...such lovely color....

Kitchen Flavours said...

Nice color....looks yum...

Aarthi said...

This looks really delicious..I should try this as soon as possible.thanks for the recipe dear..Following your blog straight away..If you have time Check out my blog too..

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Treat and Trick said...

Yummy and nicely presented!

Jay said...

ohhh...fascinating d healthy vibrant presentation..;P
Tasty Appetite


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