Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Zucchini Poricha Kootu

Am really enjoying preparing foods with fresh veggies we plucked from a farmhouse, my Fb friends would have already seen the pictures i posted. Sometimes i am not sure wat to cook with them, my teddies plucked almost 3 kgs of zucchinis and back home am trying to make cakes,soups and omelettes with them for our dinner. My H asked me to cook those zucchinis something spicy as he got bored of them already. A kootu or a poriyal,finally i went for making this super delicious poricha kootu.

The aroma of this kootu was simply fabulous and we had this kootu with rice for our lunch and with crispy dosas for our dinner.The highlight of this kootu is the masala paste prepared specially for this poricha kootu. Without this masala, this kootu will tastes exactly as a dal.

3cups Zucchinis (cubed)
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
1tsp Mustard seeds+cumin seeds
Few curry leaves
1/2cup Yellow moong dal
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder

To grind:
2nos Dry red chillies
1tbsp Black peppers
1tbsp Channadal
1tbsp Coriander seeds
3tbsp Grated coconut

Heat few drops of oil, roast the spices given under list 'to grind' one by one until they turns brown, let it cool and grind as smooth paste with enough water and keep aside.

Meanwhile take the moongdal,asafoetida powder, turmeric powder together in a pressure cooker with enough water, cook upto 3hisses.

Heat enough oil in a kadai, let splutters the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, add immediately both chopped onions and chopped tomatoes with salt, cook until the veggies get well cooked.

Now add the cubed zucchinis to it, cook in simmer until the veggies gets half cooked. Add now the already prepared grounded paste, cooked dal to the veggies.

Bring to boil, put in simmer and cook until the veggies gets well cooked.

Serve with rice, idlis or dosas. This kootu works out wonder even with pongal.


  1. Haaiyyaaa... Naan thaan first commenting.... Healthy poricha kootu.... Love it Priya... 1001 followers !!! Treat ?? :)

  2. U have ur own garden..add me to ur friend list :)) love the dal!

  3. very flavorful and delicious kootu..

  4. nice recipewith zucchini...bookmarked...

  5. love it...yet another simple and tasty dish..

  6. I am sure you will have fun there cooking all those veggies from the garden.I was expecting.The koottu looks awesome.

  7. Looks yummy Priya.. I also have a kootu that I am posting today :-)

  8. Mouthwatering and flavourful Curry :)

  9. looks wonderful. spicy and flavourful.

  10. I loveeeeee cooking zuccini will def try this

  11. Un plat qui donne envie de manger de la courgette. Délicieux.
    A bientôt

  12. Wow...zuchini in spicy kootu.Never tried this veg in other than pasta

  13. New recipe using zuchini..looks delish

  14. Nice idea! kootu with zucchini sounds interesting...looks very delicious!
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  15. Nice kootu, Priya. Saw those snaps in farm. That must have been interesting....

  16. Delicious kootu with zuchini.


  17. getting the aroma right here...amazing!!

  18. delicious zuccini koottu!new to me..

  19. I just love the kootu that too from garden fresh...I wish you were my neighbour...

  20. Simple and sublime kootu! Goes so well with Roti!

  21. I love poricha kootu , pumkin i usually made...but zucchini i will try


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