Recipe- South Indian Style Pudalangai Kootu

By: Kratika Fri, 05 Aug 2022 1:29 PM

Recipe- South Indian Style Pudalangai Kootu

Pudalangai kootu recipe is a traditional south Indian kootu recipe made with snake gourd. Snake gourd is known as pudalangai in Tamil and it is widely used in south .

Snake gourd is a healthy vegetable full of various nutrients and it can be cooked in various ways. This recipe of cooking this vegetable with lentils is our favorite and I make very often to serve with rice.

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Method

To Make Coconut Paste:

- Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a small pan. Fry urad dal and dried red chilies well.

- Add grated coconut and fry till golden. Cool and grind to a coarse paste.

To cook snake gourd kootu

- Clean and cut the snake gourd into two. Now slit each piece vertically and remove the white pith and discard it.

- Take the chopped pudalangai in a pressure cooker. To that add toor dal and mix well.

- Add a pinch of turmeric powder and required water.

- Pressure cook for 4 whistles. Once pressure is released mash slightly.

- Add the prepared coconut masala and required sat. Mix well and cook for 5-6 minutes.

Tempering snake gourd kootu

- Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a small tadka pan. Temper with mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves. Also add groundnuts if you wish.

- Add to the simmering kootu and mix well.

- Serve pudalangai kootu with rice.

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