9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Pooshanikkai Mor Kootu

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pooshanikkai Mor Kootu

How much ever we eat outside, the best food we enjoy when we are sick or back from a long journey or when we have eaten many times outside is homemade simple food. These simple foods taste just out of the world and are never boring.. This kootu is one such recipe.. Simple, homey, comforting and so much healthy.
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Pooshanikkai / White Pumpkin – 3 cups (cubed 1 inch big)
Green chili – 8
Turmeric – A pinch
Salt – 1 ¼ tea spoons
Oil – ½ tea spoon
Cumin Seeds – 1 ½ tea spoons
Curd – 1 cup
Rice – 1 tea spoon
Asafetida – ¼ tea spoon
Curry Leaves – 10
Mustard Seeds – ½ tea spoon
Ulutham Parupu / Urad Dal – 1 tea spoon
Red Chili – 1
Coconut - 1/4 cup
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Soak rice for 30 minutes..
Grind coconut, cumin, green chili, rice (soaked) to a paste
Boil the pooshanikkai with turmeric in microwave for 5 minutes. Add very little water.
Mix curd with the grinded mixture, boiled pumpkin and add salt and asafetida well and bring this to a boil
Heat a small pan and add oil and when hot add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds crackle, add the ulutham parupu and when the parupu turn golden, add curry leaves and red chili and sauté for 10 seconds and add it to the kootu
Now the pooshanikkai mor kootu is ready to be served..

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  1. I love butter milk flavour.. anytime. Love this version

  2. We make a similar one too, nice and comforting kootu

  3. Very comfort food. Nice clicks Soumya!!

  4. I hardly prepare mor kootu, picture itself pulling me to make some soon.Droolworthy dish.

  5. As you said it , simple and comfort dish.

  6. very comforting dish...brings me so close to home :)


  7. Nothing can beat home made food...kootu looks amazing
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  8. Nothing can beat simple homemade food.....cooking with white pumpkin is new to me....looks yum.....

  9. Rare ingredient combination..Gud one...

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  10. Delicious and comforting kootu.. Nice clicks too..


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