Zucchini Poricha Kootu

Author: kittymatti / Labels:

Zucchini Kootu
Recipe and Photo Courtesy: Rathi (my cousin)

This is a fantastic recipe from my cousin Rathi, who is an innovative cook... This recipe serves 2-3 persons

2 Zucchinis washed and diced into small pieces.
50ml refined oil
100 gms Moong dhal( pressure cooked for 3 sounds)
100 gms shredded coconut
100ml tamarind syrup ( boil and filtered tamarind water)
Few cumin seeds (1/4 tsp)
1 green chilly
A small piece of ginger ( depends on how strong you like it )
Few mustard seeds (1 tsp)
Urad dhal (1/2 tsp)
1 teaspoon sambar powder.
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon chilli powder
Hing ( Asafoedita)
Pepper to taste (1/2 tsp)
Salt to taste
Curry leaves to Garnish

Paste Preparation. (Araithu vidal)

Grind cumin seeds, pepper, ginger, coconut and green chilies into a fine paste.

Add oil to a pan and splutter mustard seeds and urad dhal
Add diced zuchinni and fry well till soft.
Add required salt turmeric chilli powder and hing when half fried.
When finely fried till soft add tamarind syrup .Let to boil.
Add 1 spoon sambar powder
Add the pre grinded paste and let it boil well.
Finally add cooked Moong dhal add let it boil for 2-3 mins .
Decorate with curry leaves- when on heat
Serve with Rice or Chappathi.


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Looks great and I havent tried anything with Zucchini like this... Kootu has come out really well... looks yummy too...

kittymatti said...

thnx Ramya :)

aarthi said...

interesting recipe... rathi and dipak, kalakarel !!

kittymatti said...

yeah yeah!!

sriharivatsan said...

This is new to me actually though familiar of kootu very much..Adding ginger sounds interesting...Will try this sometime..

kittymatti said...

I must try it too, interesting.. cousin's recipe!!

vidhas said...

Kootu in Zucchini is new and very interesting. Surely will give a try.

kittymatti said...

Thnx vidas:)

Pavithra said...

Good recipe... will try it soon. First time here nice blog. visit regularly.

kittymatti said...

thnx pavithra :)

Anonymous said...

My mung dal wasn't cooked after 3 whistles...anyone else have that problem?

Dr Rathi said...

May be you add hot water instead of cold to the dal and pressure cooker it..

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