Thursday, November 11, 2010


My recipe is Snake gourd kootu. It is an easy dish which comes in handy in less time.This kootu is made with snake gourd and dal. Here it is hard to get snake gourd but i managed to get this week. So, my kootu with snake guard is ready...Its yummy dish with steamed hot rice with ghee. Hoooooo what a taste as like in India. Lets go to recipe...



Split yellow mung dal -1/4 cup
Channa dal(Split chickpeas) -1/4 cup
Snake guard -1 (chopped)
Coconut - 4 tbspn (grated)
Tomoto -1/2 no
Urad dal -1 tspn
Red chilli - 2 no
Cumin seeds - 1 tspn
Mustard seeds - 1 tspn
Asafoetida (Hing) - 1 pinch
Curry leaves - little
Coriander leaves - little
Oil as requires
Water as required
Salt as required

Preparation :

Remove the inner part of snake gourd and chop the outer skin.
Wash and soak mung dal and chana dal in water for fifteen minutes.
Add both dal in cooker with requried water and snake gourd on top of dal.
Pressure cook the dal with salt and turmeric powder.
Give 4 whistle as 2 whistles in high flame and 2 whistles in low flame.
Heat oil in a pan,add urad dal,redchillies,cumin seeds and fry it.
Grind both grated coconut,fried tadka (above said step) and tomato to a paste.
Heat oil in pan add mustard seeds,hing,curryleaves and add to cooked dal.
Now add ground paste to the cooked dal, mix well and cook it for 15 minutes till raw smell of coconut goes off.
Garnish with coriander leaves and it is done.

Serving suggestion:

Snake gourd kootu can be served with hot rice and chappati.

I served kootu with Ivy gourd fry. It is wonderful combination with rice. I did this by referring Lavi's Ivy Gourd Fry. Thanks to her for recipe.

Hope all would like it...
Have a happy cooking and eating :)

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