Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pudalangai kootu / Snakegourd kootu

Snakegourd kootu is my all time favourite.My amma makes this kootu plainly, it is so tasty.But i prepare this kootu with moong dhal,it seems to be more tasty than our plain kootu.Lets here the recipe.
                         Snake gourd      -- 500 gms.
                         Onion [big]        -- 1
                         Moong  dhal       -- 2 1/2 tsp
                         Asofoetida        -- a generous pinch
                         Mustard seeds   -- 1/4 tsp
                         Urad dhal           -- 1/2 tsp
                         Dry red chilly      -- 2 nos
                         Oil                     -- 2 to 3 tsp
                         Salt                    -- as needed
                         Turmeric powder -- a pinch.  
                 Wash the moong dhal and pressure cook.
                 Wash the snake gourd and make thin slices.
                  In a pan heat 2 tsp oil,fry the asofoetida.
                  Add mustard and urad dhal,chilly with it.
                  Allow it to splutter.Put ur flame in sim.
                  Add the chopped onion,saute well.
                  Add snakegourd and salt,saute well in the oil.
                 Smash the moong dhal like paste and add with
                   the snakegourd after it b'coms soft and tender.
                Add little bit turmeric powder,mix well.
                After 2 min turn off the stove.
         Now snakegourd kootu is ready.Enjoy with ur favourite kuzhamboos.
        Dont add water,it reduces the taste.
        U can add grated coconut with it at the end.



  1. healthy n tasty version...nice clik layaa..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  2. i too like the taste of moong dal.. this dish looks beautiful in that vibrant green

  3. What a lovely dish! I have never heard of this before. I have a lot to learn. So interesting! :)

  4. Mmm..looks yummy
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  5. It's been ages I had this veggie !! Delicious kootu !!

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  6. looks yum luv the fresh color retained by the snake gourd.

  7. looks yummy.i have not tried snakegourd recipe,i think the time has come

  8. my mom makes the same version...when i prepare this i add freshly gratted coconut towards the end... best with rice :)