Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pudalangai Kootu / Snakegourd Kootu

       This is very yummy and easy kootu. Its good for health also. Check the health benefits of the snake gourd here. But this is the first time, i am trying kootu and it has come out damn good. 

Ingredients I (to pressure cook)
  • Pudalangai / Snake gourd           - 1 (approx 300 gm)
  • Channa dal / Chickpeas / 
  • Kadala Paruppu                          - 1/4 cup
  • Moong dal / Paasi paruppu /
  • Green gram                                 - 2 tsp
  • Salt                                             - as needed
  • Turmeric powder                       - 2 pinch
Ingredients II (Grind to paste)
  • Coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Green Chilli - 1 
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Shallots - 4 to 5
  • Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ingredients III (to temper)
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Black gram seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Oil - 1/2 tsp
Ingredients IV (to fry)
  • Black gram seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli - 3 to 4
  • Peppercorns - 4 to 5
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil - 1/2 tsp

  • Grind the ingredients given in II (to grind) by adding little water and make a paste and keep aside.
  • Wash the snake gourd and cut into small pieces as shown.               
  • In a pressure pan, add the chickpeas and green gram and water to immerse the dal.

  • Add salt and turmeric on it and slightly mix it.

  • Add the snake gourd and cook it for 3 whistles.

  • Now in a wide vessel, add the ingredients IV (to fry), starting from adding the oil and when hot, add the other one by one and just fry for a min.

  • To this add the cooked snake gourd and the ground paste adding required water. 

  • Check for salt.
  • When it starts boiling, switch off.

  • Fry the items given in ingredients III to temper and mix to the above kootu. 

  • Yummy kootu is ready to be served.

This goes to the following events
South Indian Cooking Series by Anu

EP Series - Herbs and Spices by Julie of Erivum Puliyum and spicy-aroma

31 lovely comments:


Simple and yummy kootu.


yummy and healthy kootu..


Delicious kootu, I like the masala paste added to it..


kootu looking delicious....nice clicks :)


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Reshmi Mahesh

Pudalangai kootu looks delicious...yum..


yumm looks delicious, my snake gourd recipes are quite limited , so thanks for the lovely recipe :)

Priya Suresh

Fingerlicking kootu,inviting.


Very yummy & delicious adai!!

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FewMinute Wonders

Lord! I love this kootu. I wish I can find podalanga that is worth making kootu with here. Made me so happy looking at the food.

Nandita SS

The kootu looks so simple yet so hearty!! Loved the recipe :)


Yum! This looks like a great kootu! Love using snakegourd :)

Shama Nagarajan

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Jeyashris Kitchen

Super tempting and inviting kootu. Love the serving bowl and plate. Even i too have the same

Menaga Sathia

simple recipe,looks very tempting!!


Sounds very delicious... Never tried this way..will try soon


Sounds very delicious... Never tried this way..will try soon


Yummy kootu..
I like your floral serving dish and a matching table mat to go with it.

Divya A

I make it similar to this, it tastes so divine :) Nice clicks too dear :)
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I love your step by step, this looks fantastic!!


Super recipe.. Nostalgic...

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yummy kootu recipe :)


Kootu looks yummy.. Nice clicks!!


Simple, healthy,nice and delicious kootu....


Well, Ive never tried a kootu and I dont know if the snake gourd is what I think it is.. I will search it in Wikipedia :)
Hugs my friend!

Mrs.Mano Saminathan

Very delicious pudalangkai koottu! Step by Step photographs are also nice!!


yummy kootu..Perfect for spicy rice....


this looks so good! congrats!


Such a warm and comforting Kootu:-) Nice pictorial!


I made this the other day! looks yummy


akila, you could pass that bowl to me, my daughter loves podulangai yaar, I have never made kootu with onions, should give it a try.. beautiful clicks as well

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