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Oct 18, 2010

Sorakkai Milagu Kootu

 Preparation Time : 20 Minutes
Cooking Time : 15 Minutes
Serves - 2

Ingredients :

Sorakkai / Bottlegourd - 1/2 cup - cut into cubes
Tomato - 1 Medium - finely chopped
Red Chilli - 1
Tuvaram paruppu / Split Red Gram - 1/2 cup
Kadala Paruppu / Split Bengal Gram - 2 tablespoons
Black Pepper - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds - 1 teaspoon
Desiccated Coconut - 2 tablespoons
Asafoedita - a pinch
Salt
Oil

Method :

Pressure cook both paruppu until well cooked. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, let it splutter, then add cumin seeds and red chilli, fry for few seconds,add tomatoes, saut√© until soft. Now add cut bottle gourd along with a cup of water, cook on medium flame for 5 minutes. In the mean time , grind desiccated coconut and pepper with little water and make it in to a fine paste. Mix this paste to the bottle gourd mix along with cooked paruppu. Add salt, asafoedita, bring the gravy to boil and switch of the flame. Server hot with rice.

Tip : You can pressure cook bottlegourd along with the paruppu to save time. You can also add garlic to pep up the kootu :)

21 comments:

  1. sorakkai kuttu luks very tempting lavanya,pass the plate...Very hungry now.

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  2. Dear Lavs
    Dusshera greetings to you
    I was bit tied up..cd not see all your postings.
    This recipe is very nice and new for me , will try soon
    Let me see what all you have cooked
    have a nice week

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  3. hey lav,
    kootu looks very delicious ...mouth watering click ..yummy

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  4. Atleast once a week I'll have this surakai, your preparation looks very good. I'll try this next time.

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  5. A delicious dish! Looks so comforting...

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  6. wow...Looks yumm, perfect with rice..

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  7. Kuttu is my all time fav, love with rice slurp :)

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  8. Worth to try...healthy n tasty dish...nice click dear..

    Tasty Appetite

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  9. Delicious milagu surakai kootu, i love it..

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  10. Wow...that looks very healthy and delicious. Love the colour. Thanks very much for sharing.

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  11. Delicious Kootu . Looks very healthy as well.


    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. Comfort kootu,would love to have them with rotis.

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  13. I've never had it, but the dish looks delicious. Great bright color!

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