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

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

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

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

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

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

    Kootu looks great

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

  5. Love this simple comforting food, fingerlicking goodness.

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

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

  8. So wonderfully made and love the spread Vaishali!

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