Saturday, November 14, 2009

Snake Gourd & Oats Kootu

Snake gourd and Oats kootu??? yea i have prepared this delicious, simple and easy kootu with snake gourd pieces and quick cooking oats which suits incredibly with hot steaming rice and spicy potato masala....Initially i want to prepare simple and usual kootu with snake gourd with coconut-green chillies grounded masala, but finally i skipped coconut part and prepared this delicious kootu with quick cooking oats instead of coconut based masala..Adding quick cooking oats in gravies doesnt even change their taste but turned out really yummy and thick as oats tends to turns anything thick once they are cooked...People who loves oats or hate coconuts in their gravies can try out this combination for making out kootus or curries..Such a delicious and healthy dish suits prefectly even for growing kids and aged peoples...

1cup Snackgourd pieces
1/4cup Cooked moongdal
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
3tbsp Quick cooking oats
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato(chopped)
1tsp Ginger (minced)
1/2tsp Mustard seeds+urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
4nos Curry leaves
2tbsp Coriander leaves(chopped)

To Grind:
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
2nos Green chillies

Grind as fine paste both cumin seeds and green chillies and keep aside...heat enough oil, let splutters the mustard seeds, urad dal & dry red chillies..add the chopped onion, curry leaves and saute until the onions turns transculent, add the chopped tomatoes and minced ginger, cook everything until the tomatoes turns mushy...Add the chopped snake gourd pieces,grounded paste,salt and turmeric powder, saute everything until the veggies add the quick cooking oats, saute everything in medium high flame for a while..add enough water to the cooked moongdal and add the dal to the cookies veggies...Cook everything until the veggies get well cooked, finally add the chopped coriander leaves, put off the stove...

Serve hot with hot steaming rice and rotis!!


  1. Nice and lovely combination, looks delicious.

  2. Wow...what a healthy twist to kootu...very innovative and delicious Priya :)

  3. I dont hate coconuts but yes it is difficult to peel them.

    I will try this kootu. It looks good.

  4. Wow u have a different way of combining ingredients Priya..looks so yummy :)))

  5. very interesting and healthy kootu priya!

  6. Nice one priya.Sounds interesting.looks so yummmm

  7. Now everyone try to include oats in different forms,this is a great idea priya!

  8. Surprise awaiting for u in my blog!

  9. Healthy and delicious combination....

  10. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது.

    நானும் இதே மாதிரி தான் ஒட்ஸ் சேர்த்து செய்வேன்.

    பொரியலுக்கு கூட தேங்காய் சேர்க்காமல் இப்படி ஒட்ஸினை சிறிது பொடித்துசேர்த்தால் மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கும்..


  11. very interesting combo...looks good & healthy with oats...

  12. I never say NO to coconuts, Very different kootu Priya! Innovative recipe pa.

  13. OMG..........some thing different priya insted of cocont oats great idea and kootu looks delicious....

  14. ரொம்ப நல்லாயிருக்கு கூட்டு.நானும் இப்படி செய்துள்ளேன்.தேங்காய் இல்லன்னா ஒட்ஸ் போட்டு செய்வேன்..

  15. Something different is Priya secret mantra I guess.. great work..tks for stopping by at my page

  16. nice combo.adding oats in kootu is absolutely ne to me.Thanks for sharing the recipe

  17. New combo.Looks healthy and tasty.

  18. Lovely!We only make curry with Snake gourd never realised we could make kootu..


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