Saravana Bhavan White Pumpkin Kootu

Saravana Bhavan White Pumpkin Kootu is a typical South Indian recipe  goes well with the side dish of tamarind based kuzhambu. It is very low in calories and it is used to treat for your obesity..  I prepare this white pumpkin with Mour kuzhambu which have already posted in my site. But this is a sidedish version of recipe with white pumpkin. This white pumpkin is best match with Pulli kuzhambu. Adding coconut to this kootu which gives a superb texture to the dish.

 To prepare Saravana Bhavan White Pumpkin Kootu

 INGREDIENTS :
  • White pumpkin / Thadiyankai – 1/2 kg (cutted into squares)
  • Channa dal / Bengal gram / Kadalai paruppu – 1 tspn
  • Rice flour – 1 tspn
  • Salt – as needed
  • Water – as needed
FOR MASALA :
  • Coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Green chilli – 2 nos
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Shallots / Small onions – 6
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tspn
FOR FRYING :
  • Coconut oil – 2 tsp
  • Mustard – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Small onions – 2 (chopped)
  • Some curry leaves
METHOD :
  1. Soak the channa dal with water.
  2. In a pressure cooker add chopped pumpkin, soaked channa dal and some water
  3. And close the pressure cooker and whistled it for 2, drained it and keep it aside.
  4. Grind the grinding items which i have mensioned in the list “FOR MASALA” into a paste…
  5. In a kadai add oil, mustard, urad dal, chopped onions, curry leaves and fried it over.
  6. And also add boiled pumpkin, grinded masala,masala water, and salt..
  7. Now mix it well, at last add rice flour and coconut to it and off the stove while keep mixing.
  8. Then the Saravana Bhavan White Pumpkin Kootu is ready to serve.

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