Pumpkin Kootu, Pumpkin and Yellow Moong Dal Sabzi, Curry


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Pumpkin Kootu

पम्पकिन कूटु - हिन्दी में पढ़ें 

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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 .

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Pumpkin Kootu, Pumpkin and Yellow Moong Dal Sabzi, Curry recipe - How to make Pumpkin Kootu, Pumpkin and Yellow Moong Dal Sabzi, Curry

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste (makes Approx. 3/4 Cup)
3/4 cup freshly grated coconut
2 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
4 green chillies , broken into pieces
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 cup of water

Other Ingredients
2 1/2 cups chopped red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu)
1/4 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
salt to taste
1 tbsp coconut oil or any other refined oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
2 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
8 to 10 curry leaves (kadi patta) for the garnish
Method
    Method
  1. 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.
  2. Add the prepared paste, mix gently and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or till the mixture becomes semi dry.
  3. For the tempering, heat the oil in small pan and add the mustard seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Pour the tempering over the curry and mix well.
  6. Serve hot garnished with curry leaves.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy177 cal
Protein4.8 g
Carbohydrates12.9 g
Fiber4.1 g
Fat11.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium11.5 mg

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