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

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..


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

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

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

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

  5. lovely combination...awesome..

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

  7. hearty and wholesome dal...looks yum

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

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

  10. nice pic priya - i love kootus too :)

  11. Wonderful combo Sis, looks good.

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

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

  14. Unique combo ! Love the clicks..

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

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

  17. G'day! Your recipe and photo looks delish, TRUE!
    Interesting combination of ingredients and only recently started cooking with bottlegourd too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    What's On The List

  18. looks absolutely yummy! nice clicks!

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

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

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


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