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Vellai poosanikai kootu – ash gourd kootu

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VELLAI POOSANIKAI 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. 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

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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.

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37 comments

Sobha Shyam February 8, 2012 - 8:45 pm

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

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divya February 8, 2012 - 8:47 pm

Drooling here 🙂

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Sushma Madhuchandra February 8, 2012 - 9:08 pm

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

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Julie February 8, 2012 - 9:29 pm

Very delicious n yummy kootu,very healthy too!!

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Hema February 8, 2012 - 10:06 pm

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

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Anu February 8, 2012 - 10:25 pm

Kootu is mouthwatering.

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Mahi February 8, 2012 - 10:38 pm

Adding roasted coconut makes the kootu interesting!

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Sravs February 8, 2012 - 11:07 pm

super healthy and wonderful kootu !!

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Achu's Amma's Kitchen February 9, 2012 - 12:08 am

very intersting delicious kootu

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Kaveri February 9, 2012 - 1:38 am

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

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Hamaree Rasoi February 9, 2012 - 2:10 am

Delicious and lovely looking kootu.

Deepa
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Anisha Ranjit February 9, 2012 - 2:10 am

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

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Gayathri NG February 9, 2012 - 2:52 am

Delicious kootu…

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Poonam Borkar February 9, 2012 - 2:54 am

looks so delicious!!
Kande Pohe

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khushi February 9, 2012 - 3:04 am

delicious kootu recipe….

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srividhya Ravikumar February 9, 2012 - 3:20 am

yummy kootu …tempting pictures..

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Nisha February 9, 2012 - 3:40 am

Bookmarked it.

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Rekha shoban February 9, 2012 - 4:02 am

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

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RAKS KITCHEN February 9, 2012 - 4:21 am

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

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Shabitha Karthikeyan February 9, 2012 - 4:26 am

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

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Vimitha Anand February 9, 2012 - 5:26 am

Thats a delicious and yummy kootu. would love it for dosas…My culinary Trial room
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Vijayashankar February 9, 2012 - 5:43 am

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

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admin February 9, 2012 - 5:48 am

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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Premalatha Aravindhan February 9, 2012 - 8:17 am

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

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Kitchen Flavours February 9, 2012 - 9:06 am

Never tried ash gourd till now…looks yum….

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faseela February 9, 2012 - 10:13 am

wow……very traditionally done…..yummy

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Sharmilee! :) February 9, 2012 - 11:17 am

Easy to make and tasty to eat…nice recipe

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Rinku Naveen February 9, 2012 - 1:22 pm

That's a yummy koottu. Very different recipe.

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Aarthi February 9, 2012 - 3:06 pm

i love this…totally yummy

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Cilantro February 10, 2012 - 1:13 am

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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Pavithra Elangovan February 10, 2012 - 4:38 am

Very comforting dish for lunch..looks yumm

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Lena Rashmin Raj February 10, 2012 - 11:11 am

woww… simple and delicious curry..perfect with hot rice 🙂

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Nandini September 18, 2013 - 4:02 pm

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

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Nandini September 18, 2013 - 4:03 pm

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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Swathi Sree October 17, 2013 - 6:08 am

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

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pallavi November 13, 2015 - 6:27 pm

i made this kootu today and it was finger licking good. passed the test set by my husband. thanks jeyashri.

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Vijay K August 25, 2018 - 8:14 am

Tried this. Added Jeera also in the "To Grind" list. Was very tasty. Thanks for posting this.

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