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Nov 23, 2013

Amma's Pudalangai Kootu / Snake Gourd Kootu / Snake Gourd & Moong Dal Cooked in a Spicy Coconut Masala

I am totally in love being a new mom...Each day maha is showing the new things which she is learning. Love seeing all those cute stuffs, it makes me so amazed. Its raining heavily here in nagercoil.Sitting on a bamboo swing with my lil Maha, near the window side, watching rain, One of my best time in my life. I just want to soak all this up into me to the core..I don't want to miss this moment...Loving it:)

You know that kootu takes majority part in south indian cooking. It is made most time of the week along with other dishes. I have quite a few kootu recipe in this blog too. Normally kootu is made when a spicy kulambu takes part in the lunch. Since this curry is mild, it goes well with those type of kulambu. Here you go to the recipe and let me know if you try this..
Check out other kootu recipe from this blog right here..

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves - 3 to 4


Pudalagai / Snake Gourd - 1 small deseeded and chopped finely
Yellow Split Moong Dal - 1/2 cup washed
Salt to taste

For Grinding:
Coconut - 3/4 cup
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam -  1tsp

For Seasoning:
Coconut Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp


Take washed moong dal in a sauce pan. Cover with water and bring it to a boil. Once it reaches a boil add in chopped up snake gourd and mix well. Cover with a lid and let it cook for 15 to 20 mins.

Now take the grinding ingredients in a mixer and blend it to a smooth puree.

Once the dal is done, add in the ground masala and mix well. Let it cook on a low heat for 5 mins.

Now make seasoning by heating oil and crackling some mustard. Pour this over the kootu and mix well.

Serve with rice.

Take grinding ingredients in a blender

Add little water and make into a smooth puree

Chop up snake gourd

Wash moong dal..

Take them in a pot and cover with water

bring it to a boil

Add in snake gourd

cover and cook

cook till the dal and vegetable is cooked

Add in salt

Add in the ground masala

Mix well and let it cook

Once it is simmered for a while

heat oil

add in mustard

pour over the kootu

mix well



  1. man , there is a writer in you(the first few sentences).. you have the ABILITY to articulate things so that things start filming in other person's mind..

    you have a long life dear..

  2. Looks yummy. Gonna make this simple recipe for lunch today.

  3. I tried it today , came out really well

  4. I cooked this recipe today , came out really good

  5. wow! Found what I was looking for . Thanks.

  6. Came out well for me.. Thanks.


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