Friday, July 31, 2015

Suraikai Kadalai Paruppu Kootu / Bottle Gourd Channadal Kootu

Suraikai/ Bottle gourd is a  favorable veggie for the ones who are in diet..It helps to reduce the stomach fat..Adding this veggie regularly in diet will make one slim..Also it's very tasty in this kootu form..Simple to prepare too and it's a one pot dish...Try it and enjoy..


 1 small
Channa dal
2 tblsp
Shallots2 or 3 
Tomato1 small 
Turmeric powder1/2 tsp
Sambar powder
1 tsp
Coconut grated1 tblsp
Saltto taste
Oil1 tsp
Mustard1/2 tsp
Urad dal1/2 tsp
Curry leaves1 sprig


Soak channa dal in water for 15 minutes...Chop the bottle gourd into small pieces..

Take both in a pressure pan, add chopped shallots, tomato, turmeric powder, sambar powder and salt..Add required water and pressure cook for 2 whistles...

Add ground coconut and mix well..Let it thicken a bit if you want before adding coconut..Remove from heat and temper with mustard, urad dal and curry leaves..

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