Jun 1, 2008

Ridge gourd Kootu

This is another kootu we can make. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients:-
  1. Ridge Gourd - 1 cup
  2. Peas - 1/4 cup (optional)
  3. Baby Lima beans - 1/4 cup (optional)
  4. Fresh coconut - 1 tbsp
  5. Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
  6. Channa dhall - 1/2 tsp
  7. Black pepper - 1/4 tsp (acc to taste)
  8. Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
  9. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  10. turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  11. Salt to taste
For Seasoning:-
  1. Oil - 1/2 tsp
  2. mustard seeds -1/4 tsp
  3. Urad dhall - 1/2 tsp
  4. asafoetida powder - a pinch
  5. curry leaves - few
First take a small pan, pre heat it with a drop of oil, fry the above said ingredients from 4 to 9, to golden brown. Let it cool and grind it into a fine paste. Cook the vegetables with required amount of water, salt and a pinch of turmeric powder. When it becomes tender, add the coconut paste to it and let it cook for another 7 mts. Add some more water if necessary. Take a small pan, pre heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters,add urad dhall, asafoetida powder and curry leaves and fry it to golden brown and pour it on top of kootu. Now kootu is ready to eat.
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