Sunday, July 3, 2016

Paruppu Suraikai Kootu / Bottle Gourd and Moong Dal Curry


BM # 66
Week :1 , Day: 1
Theme: Regional Dishes
Region:Tamil Nadu

The South Indian spreads serve a lentil based vegetable stew, called Kootu. This is served as a side dish and can be eaten with rice, roti or poori. Kootu can be made with different vegetables and lentils. It is nutritious and can be substituted for a heavier meal.

Bottle Gourd and Moong Dal both happen to be hubby's favorite, so I felt this was the perfect combination for the kootu I had to make. I was glad I made because even though bland everyone loved the comforting dish.

The Kootu was a part of the Tamil Spread that I made for the BM Buffet .

Paruppu Suraikai Kootu
Serves 2- 4
Recipe Source : Spice your Life

Ingredients11/2 cups bottle gourd, cut into large chunks
1/2 cup yellow Moong Daal

Paste
3-4 tbsp coconut
2 green chilly
1 tsp cuminseeds
Make a paste of the above ingredients.

Tempering
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
Few curry leaves
1 whole red chilly broken into pieces

Method
Wash the Daal and pressure cook the Daal and bottle gourd with salt and 1 cup water.
Once the daal and gourd are cooked add the paste and a pinch of turmeric powder to it.
Mix well and let cook for a few minutes.
Temper with mustard seeds , curry leaves and red chilly.
Serve hot.



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9 comments:

  1. Delicious and finger licking kottu,I am drooling over your pictures.

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  2. What an awesome spread Vaishali. Looks too tempting. Kootu looks nice

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  3. you surely have some Aces up your sleeve !! magic box from last BM !! wow :)

    Kootu looks great

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  4. Ah this is finally making its appearance..I still remember that day as yesterday..awesome spread Vaishali..

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  5. Love this simple comforting food, fingerlicking goodness.

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  6. We make bottle gourd with chana dal. This version with Moong Dal looks interesting. Bookmarking this one!

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  7. That is one tasty and comforting kootu. I love the addition of coconut spice paste in it.

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  8. So wonderfully made and love the spread Vaishali!

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  9. nice spread vaishali... Very comforting kootu recipe

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