Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Poosanikai Mor Kootu / Ash Gourd Kootu

Ash gourd kootu is quick and easy to prepare. This goes good with any spicy kuzhambu like Milagu Kuzhambu. 

Ingredients :

1. Poosanikai/Ash gourd - 2 Cups (Cut in to small cubes)
2. Coconut - 1/2 Cup
3. Green Chilly - 1 (Small) or Adjust to your taste
4. Cumin Seeds - 3/4 tsp
5. Yogurt/Curd  - 1/2 Cup
6. Salt - Needed Qty

For Seasoning :

1. Mustard - 1 tsp
2. Urad Dhal - 1 tsp
3. Curry Leaves - A Few
4. Coconut Oil - 1 tsp

Heat oil. Splutter mustard. Add urad dhal and fry till golden brown. Switch off the stove. Add curry leaves. Keep aside.

Procedure :

1. Grind coconut, green chilly and cumin seeds together to a fine paste. Keep aside.

2. In a pan, cook ash gourd with salt. (Add a little quantity of water for cooking. Don't over cook.)

3. Now, add the coconut paste.

4. Allow the content to cook for few minutes.

5. Switch off the stove. Pour the seasoning over the cooked contents.

6. When the contents are warm, add yogurt/curd. Mix well.

7. Serve with Vatha Kuzhambu Sadam/Kara Kuzhambu Sadam/ Milagu Kuzhambu Sadam.


Unknown said...

delicious.. Ongoing event " Party snacks",more detais :

Divya A said...

Delicious Kootu and seems like you have a whole lot of collection here :)

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Shobha said...

Never taste this preparation before..looks really tasty.

Love2cook Malaysia said...

Something new to it tastes really good based on the ingredients! Yummm :)

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Sanoli Ghosh said...

Wonderfully made ash gourd kootu.

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

Love this milder version of kootu..taste yummy with vatha kuzhambu..

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Lovely kootu. Will be very good with spicy gravies !!

Unknown said...

very authentic and yummy!!!


Chitra said...

I recently tried thayir pachadi with ash gourd . hope both tastes similar.. loved its taste :)