Pudulangai-Kondai kadalai Koottu (Snake gourd- Bengal gram Koottu)
Koottu is popular side dish of Tamil Nadu which is made of vegetable and lentils. Here is the recipe of Pudulangai-Kondai kadalai Koottu, which goes very well with Rice. You can use any vegetable in place of snake gourd and any lentil in place of Bengal gram. Pudulangai-Kondai kadalai Koottu (Snake
- 1 cup Snake gourd Diced
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
- to taste Salt
- 1/4 cup Bengal Gram Cooked
To be ground
- 1/4 cup coconut Grated
- 1 teaspoon Peppercorns (or less)
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon black gram lentils Split (Urad Dal)
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- 1 red chilli (broken into two) Dried
Grind the coconut, peppercorns and cumin seeds with little water to form a slightly coarse paste.Keep aside.
Mix the snake gourd with salt and turmeric powder.
Cover and cook on low heat till it is cooked through.
Heat oil in a pan.Add the mustard seeds.
When they start to splutter, add the black gram lentils, curry leaves and dried red chilli.
Toss for a few seconds.
Add the cooked snake gourd and bengal gram and mix well.
Finally add the ground coconut paste, mix well and cook for a minute.
Switch off heat and transfer to a serving dish.