Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Snake-gourd-Lentil - Pudalangai-Koottu

#SnakeGourdLentil #PudalangaiKoottu : #Pudalangai #Koottu is prepared from green gram lentil, #Snakegourd and Coconut paste. #Snakegourd is the most suitable vegetable for #koottu. Tender #Pudalangai [ #Snakegourd ] has to be chosen to make a tasty #PudalangaiKoottu.

Ingredients :
1/2 cupSnake gourd chopped
1/8 cupGreen gram split
1 small sizeOnion,chop nicely
1 cloveGarlic,chop nicely
2 TbspGreen gram
3/4 TspSambar Powder [ adjust ]
1 pinchTurmeric powder
1/2 TspSalt [ adjust ]
To grind :
4 TspCoconut scraping [ adjust ]
2 or 3Black pepper [ optional ]
1/4 TspCumin
1/4 TspRice flour
To Temper :
1/2 TspVengaya vadavam
1/2 TspOil

A small quantity of chopped coriander leaves to garnish.

Method :
Take all the ingredients given to grind in a blender and make a fine paste.
Transfer into a bowl and set aside.

Take green gram in a pressure cooker.
Wash twice and then add 1/4 cup of water.
Pressure cook for a whistle then reduce the flame to SIM and cook for 5 minutes.
Open the cooker only after it ran out of steam.
Transfer into a bowl and keep aside.

Take 1/3 cup of water in a pressure cooker.
Add turmeric powder, salt and Sambar Powder.
Mix well and spread chopped onion, garlic and pudalangai.
Close the pressure cooker with weight on.
Pressure cook for one whistles.

Release the steam immediately by keeping it under running water.
Now add cooked lentil and coconut paste.
Mix well and adjust salt.
Allow to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat to get required consistency.
If the dish is too thick add hot water to dilute.
Transfer into a serving bowl.
Temper Vengaya vadavam  in a kadai with 1/2 Tsp of oil and pour over the Pudalangai koottu.
Now garnish with coriander leaves.

Tasty Pudalangai koottu is ready.
A very good side dish for white rice mixed with Sambar or Rasam.
Koottu can also be mixed with hot white rice and relished with any kara curry or pickle.

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