SNAKEGOURD and CHANA DAL KOOTU

This dish is combined with hot rice. This is prepared with chana dal and snakegourd  with very few ingredients. So tasty to have. Let us check how to make this delicious kootu..

Ingredients:

Snakegourd medium size one
Chana dal one cup
Mustard seeds one spoon
Shallots half cup
Green chilly three or four
Curry leaves  a handful
Turmeric one spoon
Cilantro leaves half cup
Fennel seeds one spoon
Salt top taste
Cooking oil one tablespoon.

Image tutorials with procedure:







Wash and cook chana dal with turmeric.
Wash and clean the snake gourd.
Chop the snake gourd by removing the seeds and central pulp.
Peel off the shallots and chop the shallots into small pieces.
Cut the chillies longitudinally.
Heat the pan with cooking oil over a medium flame.
Add mustard seeds.
Wait to splutter.
Add shallots, curry leaves, green chillies.
Add half spoon of turmeric and saute until the shallots turn translucent.
Add fennel seeds to fry.
Followed by the snakegourd cubes.
Saute for two minutes and add cooked chana dal.
Add one cup of water and salt.
Allow to boil until the snakegourd cooked.
Check the taste of salt and adjust if needed.
Garnish with cilantro leaves.

Ready to serve. 
It accompanies with hot steamed rice excellently.
do try..



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