Bottle gourd Kootu recipe | Sorakkai Kootu | Kootu Recipes
South Indian Bottle Gourd Kootu with moong dal.
- Bottle gourd - 2 cups chopped
- Moong dal - 4 tbsp
- Salt - as required
- Coconut grated - 1/4 cup
- Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
- Small onions - 2
- Raw rice - 1/2 tsp
- Green chillies - 2
- Oil - 1 tsp
- Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
- Urad dal - 1 tsp
- Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Peel the skin off from the bottle gourd and cut into two vertical pieces. Then chop them to small cubes. Keep aside.
Grind coconut, green chillies, small onions,cumin seeds and raw rice with little water to a fine paste and keep it ready.
Take chopped bottle gourd pieces and moong dal in a small pressure cooker and add a cup of water to it. Pressure cook it for two whistles and open the cooker once the pressure released.
Now add the coconut paste to the pressure cooker and mix it slowly. Start boiling the kootu in low medium flame for 5 minutes or until the kootu consistency is reached. Switch off the flame once done. Don't boil the kootu for more time after coconut paste is added.
Heat a tadka pan and add the items to temper. Let the mustard seeds crackle and urad dal turns brown, then add curry leaves and fry for a minute. Add the tempered items to the kootu and mix it well.