Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bottlegourd,Mushroom & Peanuts Kootu

I cant imagine my life without dal based gravies,especially the kootu. Kootu served with rice topped with ghee and fried papads are my all time favourite. In case if i run out of veggies or if i have veggies abundantly,i'll quickly make kootu with it. Few days back, i prepared this fabulous,comforting kootu with bottlegourd,mushroom and peanuts. Peanuts gives an excellent nuttiness to this usual kootu and both bottlegourd and mushroom works out wonder in kootu.Give a try friends, am sure this kootu will definitely satisfy your tastebuds.Sending this kootu to my event CWS-Peanuts and Viji's SYSW Series - Bottlegourd & Fenugreek Seeds.



1cup Bottlegourd pieces
1/2cup Mushroom
1/4cup Peanuts (raw)
1/2cup Channa dal
1/4cup Moongdal
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Tomatoes (chopped)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
1tbsp Lemon juice
Few curry leaves
1tsp Mustard seeds+urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
Oil
Salt

To grind:
2tbsp Grated coconut
1tsp Cumin seeds

Grind the coconut and cumin seeds as fine paste and keep aside.

Take the washed channa dal, washed moongdal, chopped tomatoes, bottlegourd pieces, chopped mushrooms,raw peanuts with turmeric powder,enough water and salt in a pressure cooker.

Cook upto three whistles.

Once the whistle get released, add the coconut-cumin seed paste, garam masala powder and slit opened green chillies to the to the cooked veggies-dal..

Bring everything to boil(add water if needed).

Meanwhile heat enough oil, let splutters the mustard seeds, urad dal, dry red chillies and asafoetida powder.

Add the chopped onions and curry leaves, sauté until the onions turns slightly brown.

Add this onions and tempered spices to the cooking dal.

Finally add the lemon juice and put off the stove..

Enjoy with rotis & rice..

26 comments:

Priti S said... Reply To This Comment

That's wonderful combo ..and it's gud to see you blogging again

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

sis, love this kootu...i always love kootu

Sowmya Madhavan said... Reply To This Comment

Wow love the ingredients you have used for the kootu..looks yumm

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

wow very yummy kootu aks.. i love this my fav combo but not with mushroom..;)

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

lovely combination...awesome..

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combo..never tried this combo..looks delicious..nice click too.

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

hearty and wholesome dal...looks yum

Finla said... Reply To This Comment

This is one of my favourite vegg, wish we got this here; I would eat loads of rice f i had this kootu.

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

Good to have you back aka... Kootu looks very yummy..

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

nice pic priya - i love kootus too :)

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

This looks delicious!

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Unique combo akka..

kausers kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful combo Sis, looks good.

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Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

very healthy and delicious looking kootu :) love your combo's :)

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Very lovely Priya, I am happy to see you blogging ...

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Unique combo ! Love the clicks..

Srimathi Mani said... Reply To This Comment

Peanuts in kootu. I will like this one for sure.

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combo akka...

Laxmi said... Reply To This Comment

the veggies seem to be an interesting combo.. i make kootu without adding garam masala.. will try sometime.. :)

mickeydownunder said... Reply To This Comment

G'day! Your recipe and photo looks delish, TRUE!
Interesting combination of ingredients and only recently started cooking with bottlegourd too!
Cheers! Joanne
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divya said... Reply To This Comment

looks absolutely yummy! nice clicks!

sojo said... Reply To This Comment

that looks awesome

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

Very unique combo of veggies for kootu, sounds healthy n delicious...looks too good!

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Wow ! What a combo ! Love it.. BTW, nowadays am findng some delay in ur post.. What happen ??!!

Sunanda said... Reply To This Comment

Kootu looks yummy.. nice combo

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Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

And I am sure these dal based gravies make your home a healthy paradise Priya..Looks absolutely enriching and yummy.