ಪಡವಲಕಾಯಿ ಕೂಟು/Pudalangai Milagu Kootal/Snake Gourd kootu

Introduction to Tamil cuisine was when i first came to Singapore. Though i did have Tamilian friends our life was notcooltext49334985.png centered to food.  We make kootu, sambhar (tamil) style, kozambu as part of our weekly menu atleast once a week.Basically kootu can be made from any vegetable/greens, kootu with spinach is very tasty and we prefer eating it this way. This is the fist time i tried Kootu with snake guard taste was awesome. This is my contribution for Lakshmi’s RCI

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snake guard – 1

masoor dhall – 1/2 cup

turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

coconut oil – 2 tsp

mustard seeds- 1tsp

red chillies  -2

curry leaves – 1 sprig

Paste

grated coconut – 1/2 cup

rice – 1 tsp

cummin seeds – 4tsp

red chillies – 4

  • Fry red chillies and grind to a paste with coconut, rice and cummin seeds
  • Pressure cook dhall until soft ( 3 whistles)
  • Cut snake guard to medium size
  • boil snake guard with some water and salt until half cooked, add the dhall  and mix well let it cook for 2 minutes
  • Add the coconut paste cook until the snake guard has boiled turn off fire
  • Prepare for takda, with coconut oil mustard seeds, chillied, hing and curry leaves and add to the koot
  • Serve hot with rice

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For the paste you can substitute red chilli with green chillies for spinach and dhall you can use moong dhall for masoor dhall.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. asha says:

    Padavalakai palya tindu tumba vershagale aaytu Roopa.I am drooling!Looks so good,wish I could transport myself to where you are!:))

  2. sia says:

    wow… this is one veg nange innu sikkilla… ella indian stores nodide, but it always gets over as soon as it comes… very tempting dish roopa

  3. Coffee says:

    hey!!!!! So you from Singapore too!!!!!! Thanks for dropping by dear 🙂 You have anice blog there!!! 🙂 Adding you to my blogroll 🙂

  4. Roopa says:

    Asha & Sia
    lucky namage yavagalu sigathe illi 🙂
    namane ge always welcome any time will be there !!! see u

    Coffee –
    welcome!! thanks for adding me to your blogroll!
    see u soon 🙂

  5. Sharmi says:

    the kootu looks yummy roopa, Nice entry.

  6. Roopa says:

    –Sharmi
    Thanks dear! do try it

  7. seema says:

    Roopa, Sakkathagide . The dish looks so authentic. Nice entry girl.

  8. Roopa says:

    Seema thanks dear, for stopping by 🙂

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