Pumpkin Kootu Curry, Pumpkin and Kala Vatana Subzi

Pumpkin Koottu Curry ( Know Your Dals and Pulses )

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Kootu is a popular way of preparing veggies in Tamil Nadu. In fact, on special occasions, a dry subzi and a kootu must be served compulsorily as part of the meal.

Kootu is a semi-solid curry of veggies and pulses or beans, enriched with a paste of coconut and spices, and tempered traditionally. Pumpkin Kootu Curry prepared with red pumpkin and kala vatana is an all-time favourite, which has a splendid aroma and irresistible flavour. Serve it hot with a bowl of rice .

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Pumpkin Kootu Curry, Pumpkin and Kala Vatana Subzi recipe - How to make Pumpkin Kootu Curry, Pumpkin and Kala Vatana Subzi

Soaking time:  Overnight   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 5 servings
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  1. Soak the kala vatana overnight. Drain well.
  2. Combine the drained kala vatana and 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Add the pumpkin, 1 cup of water and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the prepared paste, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
  6. For the tempering, heat the oil in small pan and add the mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds
  7. Pour this tempering over the curry and mix well.
  8. Serve hot.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy152 cal
Protein4.3 g
Carbohydrates12.5 g
Fiber3.2 g
Fat9.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium9.6 mg

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Pumpkin Koottu Curry ( Know Your Dals and Pulses )
 on 02 Apr 16 12:36 PM

Pumpkin, kala vatana cooked in a spicy wonderful coconut based gravy. Fantastic recipe.