Kootu

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Servings: 4 Preparation time:
Ingredients:
  • Snake Gourd, Snake Gourd(Padavalanga) 1
  • Chickpeas, Garbanzo Beans, Bengalgram, Mature Seeds, Raw, Channa, Kabuli Chana Dal, Chana Dal, Gram Dhal Chana Dal(Kadala Parippu) 100 gm
  • To Grind:
  • Coconut , Raw, Fresh Coconut( grated) 1/4 cup
  • Garlic, Raw, Garlic flakes, Lahsun, grated garlic, Garlic pods Garlic 2 (cloves)
  • Cumin Seed, Shahi Jeera, Nitu Didi cumin seed Cumin 1/2 tsp
  • Onions, Raw, Onion (Small) Onion 4
  • Green Chillies, Chilies, Hot Chili, Green, Raw, Chilli, Chilly Green Chilies 3
  • Turmeric, Ground,powder, Haldi, Nitu Didi turmeric powder Turmeric 1/4 tsp
  • Cardoon, Cooked, Boiled, Drained, Without Salt, Salt a tsp
  • To Temper:
  • Mustard Seed, Ground, Sarson, Mustered,mustard Seed Powder Mustard 1/2 tsp
  • Urud Dal 1/2 tsp
  • Peppers, Hot Chili, Red, Raw, Red Chilies, Chillies, Dry Red Chillies, Chilly Dried Red Chili 2
  • Curry Leaf, Murraya Koenigi, Karivepallai, Curry Leaves, dry curry leaves Curry Leaves( a sprig)
  • Onions, Raw, Onion (Small) Onion 5 (thinly sliced)
  • Coconut Oil, Coconut Oil 1 tbsp

Instructions (Preparation Steps):

  • Cook the chana dal with a cup of water in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles on high flame.
  • Drain the water.
  • Add the cleaned, chopped snake gourd and required salt to this dal and without adding water, cook for two whistles on high flame.
  • Immediately, release the pressure and open the lid.
  • Grind the "to grind" ingredients without adding water.
  • Add this to the cooked dal- snakegourd mix and in low flame let it all get mixed and cooked. Sprinkle water at this stage.
  • Take off fire.
  • Now heat a tbsp coconut oil and splutter mustard and urud dal.
  • Throw in the curry leaves, dried red chilly and sliced onion.
  • Let it brown.
  • Pour this over the Thoran.
  • Serve warm with rice.

Cook's Tip:
Always warm dry spices like cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves, etc. on a griddle before powdering. They will grind faster and the powder will be finer.
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If your sabji becomes more spicy, add little coconut oil so that the spiciness reduces.
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