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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Surrakkai Kootu/Bottle Gourd Kootu

Surrakkai Kootu/Bottle Gourd Kootu is a very simple and easy dish to prepare. Bottle gourd has high water content makes it very cooling, calming, diuretic and easy to digest. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, when cooked with dhal it is a total package with proteins. Check out other delicious kootu varieties here.

Now let’s see how to make surrakkai kootu with step by step photos…



Ingredients

Surrakkai/Bottle gourd
1 medium size(2 cups when cut)
Channa dhal(kadalai paruppu)
½ cup
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Salt
As needed
Oil
1 tsp
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Urad dhal
½ tsp
Dry red chillies
2 or 3
Curry leaves
4
Asafoetida
1 pinch

To Grind

Coconut (grated)
1 ½ tbsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Green Chillies
3
Black pepper corns
6

Method

Soak the channa dhal for about 30 min in water. Peel the bottle gourd, remove the seeds and chop it into cubes. Grind the ingredients mentioned for grinding and keep it aside.

In a pressure cooker add washed channa dhal and turmeric powder with enough water and cook for two whistles.

After the steam releases add the cut bottle gourd and cook for one whistle.
In a pan heat oil add mustard seeds after it splutters, add cumin seeds, urad dhal, red chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida and sauté for 20 sec. Now add it to the cooked dhal.


Add the grounded paste and boil for few minutes.

Yummy bottle gourd kootu is ready to be served. Serve it white rice or rotis.

Suggestions:

This kootu can be made with moong dhal or thoor dhal. When using moong dhal, cook the dhal and vegetables together. When using thoor dhal, cook dhal separately as above.


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Other Kootu Varities that might be of your interest

Beetroot Kootu [Chana dal]
Chow Chow Kootu
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15 comments:

  1. Nice recipe,me too prepared it same way!!

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  2. The Kootu looks so good Priya. Been ages since we bought bottle gourd. Must get them this weekend :)

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  3. I make this for dosas often... Nice one

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  4. Kootu looks so delicious!!
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  5. Thank you all for the wonderful comments...

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  6. Delicious looking kootu :)

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  7. What a lovely meal. Thanks for liking with my SIC event

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  8. Yummy kootu, thanks for link up dear

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  9. Hi,
    Yummy mouth-watering dishes as always! Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you so much Sakthi for stopping by and commenting, keep coming back and have a great day.

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  10. while using moong dhal how many wistle we hav to leave

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    1. Hi Rekha.
      Sorry for the late reply, I have mentioned above for chana dal two whistles, you can keep two whistles for moong dal aswell. but you need not soak the moon dal for 20 minutes as like chana dal. I hope I answered your question, please keep coming back and thanks a lot for stopping by....

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    2. Hi Rekha.
      Sorry for the late reply, I have mentioned above for chana dal two whistles, you can keep two whistles for moong dal aswell. but you need not soak the moon dal for 20 minutes as like chana dal. I hope I answered your question, please keep coming back and thanks a lot for stopping by....

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