9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Parangikkai Kootu

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Parangikkai Kootu

Parangikai Kootu is a very simple quick and tasty kootu. This can be done in less than 15 minutes from start to finish.
Parangikkai Kootu - IMG_3900
Parangikkai / Yellow Pumpkin – 3 cups (cubed 1 inch pieces)
Turmeric – ½ tea spoon
Asafetida – ¼ tea spoon
Salt – 1 tea spoon
Coconut – ½ cup
Black Pepper (whole) – 2 table spoons
Tuvaram Parupu / Toor Dal – 2 table spoons
Oil – 1 tea spoon
Coconut Oil – ½ tea spoon (optional)
Mustard Seeds – ½ tea spoon
Ulutham Parupu – 1 tea spoon
Curry Leaves – 4

Boil the parangikkai with turmeric until done but can hold its shape. Do not cook in pressure cooker.
Heat ½ tea spoon oil and sauté the tuvaram parupu on medium heat. Keep a close eye as tuvaram parupu will get brown fast. When the color starts to change, add black pepper and sauté for 15 seconds and remove from heat and grind with coconut when cool. Grind without adding water and then add 3 table spoon of water and grind it to a coarse paste
Heat a pan and add ½ tea spoon oil and when hot, add ulutham parupu and when the ulutham parupu starts to turn golden, add the curry leaves and add the boiled parangikkai
Now add the grinded mixture, salt and asafetida and allow it to come to a boil
Remove from heat and add coconut oil and the parangikkai kootu is ready to be served!

Parangikkai Kootu - IMG_3110

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  1. Delicious kootu!! :)

  2. My son in law makes this koot..and it comes out awesome...this one looks good too!

  3. Delightful and definitely a fingerlicking kootu,love to have with some rice and papads.

  4. Delicious healthy kootu very good with rasam.

  5. i liked tyhe idea of adding black pepper, seems easy and nice

  6. simple healthyu tempting kootu....

  7. Traditional kootu, haven't tried with parangikkai.

  8. Kootu is one of our comfort foods, rt? Nice and healthy one here!

  9. I wish I get over the fear of cooking with pumpkin soon. Love your dish.

  10. We never make kootu with this one, we use ash gourd. Must try this sometime, nice recipe...


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