Sunday, April 11, 2010

Snake Gourd Kootu

This is a simple kootu, but very flavorfull. My mon usually makes this kootu with out grinding coconut with just grated ones. I fould this recipie long long time ago, can't even remember where...

Anyway let us get to the game...


1 pack frozen bottle gourd ( thawed)
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp raw rice
1 tsp jeera/ cumin
1 red chilli
2 tbsp grated coconut

turmeric powder 1/8 tsp
salt to taste
cooked toor dal 1/2 cup or according to your taste

for tempering

Mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves, a pinch of asafetida.
Oil for tempering.

I chopped the thawed snake gourd into samll pieces as the frozen ones are real big.
add a little water, salt to taste to the SG and cook till tender.

In a pan add alittle oil and roast the urad dal, cumin, rice and red chilli.

Let it cool and grind with the coconut into a fine paste. Add the cooked toor dal and the ground paste to the SG and let it come to one boil. Season to taste. Temper with the all the ingredients mentioned and serve hot with rice.

my notes: Adding 1 redchilli was spicy for my family. So you can adjust the chilli according to your taste.

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