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Thursday, February 9, 2012

VELLAI POOSANIKAI KOOTU – ASH GOURD KOOTU

      Poosanikai Kootu is a authentic recipe and this is my mom’s version of vellai poosanikai kootu. We used to call this as Poosanikai Kalyana Kootu. In my mil’s place we  always makes poosanikai puli kootu, and will share that recipe later.Ash gourd also known as winter melon and it is very good for health also.

kootu

INGREDIENTS

ASHGOURD|POOSANIKAI 250 GMS
TOOR DAL 1/4 CUP
CHANNA DAL 1/4 CUP
SAMBAR POWDER 1/2 TSP
TURMERIC A PINCH
COCONUT OIL 1 TSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
ASAFOETIDA A PINCH
CURRY LEAVES FEW
COCONUT(SHREDDED) 2 TBLSP
SALT AS NEEDED

kootu

TO GRIND:

CORIANDER SEEDS 1/2 TSP
CHANNA DAL 1/2 TSP
RED CHILLI 3-4
COCONUT 2-3 TBLSP

METHOD:

  • Cut the poosanikai into big cubes.
  • Soak the toor dal and channa dal in water for 15 minutes.
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  • In a vessel put the dal and add sambar powder, turmeric powder ,salt and water.Add water to cover the dal. Do not add too much and make the poosanikai immerse in that.
  • Top with the poosanikai . Pressure cook till 2-3 whistles.
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  • Dry roast the ingredients given under the  to grind table.
  • Grind this into a smooth paste adding little water.
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  • Dry roast the coconut in a pan without getting it burnt.
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  • In a pan, transfer the cooked poosanikai and dal mixture, ground masala and add 1/2 cup of water to reach the kootu consistency.
  • Boil for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the roasted coconut and temper mustard seeds and curry leaves in coconut oil.
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  • Serve hot with any dry curry. We had with Yam Fry.

kootu

35 comments:

  1. very interesting kootu, new to me, looks delicious..

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  2. we make snake gourd thovve (dal), never tried kootu with it. Thanks for sharing

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  3. Very delicious n yummy kootu,very healthy too!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  4. Awesome kootu, like the fried coconut added to it..

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  5. Kootu is mouthwatering.

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  6. Adding roasted coconut makes the kootu interesting!

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  7. super healthy and wonderful kootu !!

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  8. very intersting delicious kootu

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  9. We generally don't add coriander seeds while grinding for kootu...will try sometime...looks yum!

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  10. Delicious and lovely looking kootu.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  11. I've never cooked ash gourd like this... would love to try it!

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  12. delicious kootu recipe....

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  13. yummy kootu ...tempting pictures..

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  14. adding roasted coconut gives nice flavour...really new to me jeya...will try it!!

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  15. I always love this ground masala combo! Wonderful recipe,perfect with rice!

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  16. Lovely kootu !! Never added coriander seeds to the masala..looks so good !!

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  17. I think a bittergourd version is also there! you might have to add vellam _ nattu sugar

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    1. Hi, for the bitter gourd version we add tamarind extract also and i have that recipe in my site.
      http://www.jeyashriskitchen.com/2009/10/pavakkaibittergourdpitlai.html

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  18. wow delicious kuttu,i love this flavourful kuttu...yum yum.

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  19. Never tried ash gourd till now...looks yum....

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  20. wow......very traditionally done.....yummy

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  21. Easy to make and tasty to eat...nice recipe

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  22. That's a yummy koottu. Very different recipe.

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  23. i love this...totally yummy

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  24. Not a big fan of Poosanikai but would like to make it for my husband. I make the Kootu with the same ingredients too.

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  25. Very comforting dish for lunch..looks yumm

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  26. woww... simple and delicious curry..perfect with hot rice :)

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  27. Hi Jeyashri, I tried your pooshanikai kootu recipe and it was awesome! Thank you :) You have a wonderful blog!!
    -Nandini

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  28. Hi Jeyashri, I tried your pooshanikai kootu recipe and it was awesome! Thank you :) You have a wonderful blog and I've bookmarked many recipes to try.
    -Nandini

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  29. Hi jeyashri..Super cool....tried the recipe and too good! Looks like i will become a better cook��

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