Pumpkin Kootu, Pumpkin and Yellow Moong Dal Sabzi, Curry
by Tarla Dalal
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This is a gravy-like dish made using pumpkins and dal. Other vegetables like chow-chow, snake-gourd, cabbage, carrots etc can also be cooked this way. Normally, a traditional South Indian meal will definitely include one dry curry and one kootu.
A good accompaniment to this is a cooling raita like Tomato Pachadi , Coconut Pachadi or Cucumber Pachad .
- Combine the pumpkin, moong dal, 2 cups of water and salt in a deep pan, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame till cooked (for approx. 10 to 12 minutes), stirring once in between.
- Add the prepared paste, mix gently and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or till the mixture becomes semi dry.
- For the tempering, heat the oil in small pan and add the mustard seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Pour the tempering over the curry and mix well.
- Serve hot garnished with curry leaves.
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