Jul 5, 2008


I use to make this kootu with only moong dal.My friend makes this with channa dal and she also add a tomato and onion that also tastes very good but suddenlyI thought making this with 2 dals I don't know why and surpriseingly it came out very well.In south India channa and moong dal ,we use alot ,I think almost every day in our cooking,specially for kootus and dal's and sambars.One more importent ingredient in this kootu is bottle gourd,Bottle gourd is very good for helth,it makes your boddy cool ,with lot of water content.My sorakaya kootu is slightly different from other kootus and a slight touch of andhra flavor.I like to serve this with rice and pappad,also with chapathis.
What we need is:-
1 medium sized-bottle gourd
1/2 cup-channa dal
1/2 cup-moong dal
1/2teasp-turmeric powder
For grinding:-
1/2 cup-grated coconut
1tesp-cumin seeds
6-8-green chillis[according to your taste]
For seasoning:-
1/2tesp-mustard seeds
a pinch of asafoetida
a few curry leaves
How to make:-
1. peal and cut bottle gourd in to cubes
2. wash dall and soak in water for 10 min. to1/2 hour and cook in the same water.
3.When dal was half cooked add bottle gourd pieces and let it cook till soft
4.Mean while grind coconut ,comin seeds, and green chillis in to a smooth paste with alittle water.
5.now add masala paste to dal add salt and turmeric powder mix well
6.Heat oil in another pan add mustard seeds let it splutter then add asafoetida and curry leaves and add this seasoning to kootu mix well and serve hot with rice or chapathi

This is my entry for vegetable of the week-VoW-Bottle gourd event hosted by pooja at Mycreativeideashttp://creativepooja.blogspot.com/2008/06/vegetable-of-week-is.html


Illatharasi said...

I too use both the dals for Kootu... it will be very tasty and thick too;)


wow yummy kootu .. didnt knw that we can make it with green chillies also

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Asha said...

Kootu looks mouthwatering, great entry!:))

Pooja said...

thank you for your nice entry dear Padma. I am glad to see this new version of kootu :) .
Regarding your email... you can send as many entry as you wish, just follow the rules for participation in each post and send it before 15 july.
Hope this will clear your confusion.

Priti said...

Nice & easily recipe..I make almost the same way too..