Saturday, 5 March 2016


When we combine  veggies with any dal such as Toor dal, moong dal, chana dal and green gram in preparing dishes, we term it as kootu. Today, we are going to cook bottlegourd paired with chana dal.


Chana dal one tablespoon
Bottlegourd peeled off and chopped into cubes two cups
Green chillies two or three
Shredded Coconut one cup
Cumin seeds one spoon
Salt required
Mustard seeds one spoon
Curry leaves half cup
Turmeric one spoon
Cooking oil two spoons
shallots chopped half cup


Heat the cooking oil.
Add mustard seeds to crackle
Followed by shallots and curry leaves.
Add turmeric and bottlegourd cubes
Add salt and saute for five minutes in medium heat.
Blend coconut grates, cumin seeds and green chillies together.
Transfer the blended ingredients into the cooked veggie.
Mix well and let it cook for two minutes.
Add chopped coriander leaves finally..
Switch off the flame.
Transfer the kootu into a serving bowl.

Bottlegourd and chana dal kootu is ready to eat with hot steamed rice.

Easy to make..! very simple method..! highly nutritional..!
kongu yummy..!

Check it out..!

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