Paduvalkayi Kootu / Pudalangai Kootu


INGREDIENTS:
1 pudalangai / paduvalkayi / snakegourd
1/2 cup moong dal / Split yellow lentil
Salt to taste

FOR THE MASALA PASTE:
3/4 cup fesh coconut gratings
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp jeera / cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric / Haldi powder

Grind the above ingredients into a fime paste using little water and keep aside

FOR THE TEMPERING:
2 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp jeera/ cumin seeds
! sprig of curry leaves
1 red chilli cut into bits

PROCEDURE:

  • Wash moong dal and soak for 30 mins in 1 cup water
  • Peel snake gourd and cut into cubes
  • Cook moong dal with chopped snakegourd and little salt
  • Once the dal and snakegourd is done, add the ground masala and mix well. Let it cook on a low flame for 5 mins
  • Turn off the flame and temper with the mentioned ingredients
  • Serve kootu with hot rice and rasam or sambar.





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