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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Bittergourd Kootu

While checking my freezer yesterday, i got a packet of chopped & frozened bittergourd, thought of making a simple curry with it immediately i chopped onions and tomatoes, but finally i changed my mind and prepared a quick,healthy and easy kootu using those chopped veggies and frozen chopped bittergourd with yellow split moongdal and masoor dal, for my surprise this kootu tastes fantastic,mildly bitter..Definitely an excellent gravy to enjoy with hot steaming rice and pickles,a fabulous feast for bittergourd lovers like me..An interesting dal based bittergroud gravy to prepare whenever we are bored of having the usual curries and stirfries with bittergourd..Sending my own event Healthy Diet-Vegetarian Side Dish guest hosted by Vardhini..



1/4cup Moongdal
1/2cup Masoor dal
1cup Bittergourd (frozen & chopped)
1no Onion(chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
2nos Green Chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Mustard seeds+Urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Few curry leaves
Salt
Oil

To roast & grind:
1tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Cumin seeds
3nos Dry red chillies
3tbsp Dessicated coconut

Roast and grind all the ingredients given under the list 'to roast & grind' as fine powder, meanwhile pressure cook the moongdal,masoor dal,chopped bittergourd with turmeric powder and salt with enough water upto 3 hisses...keep aside until the steam gets released

Heat enough oil, lets splutters the mustard seeds,urad dal,asafoetida powder, fry the red chillies until brown, now add the onions,chopped tomatoes,slit opened green chillies,curry leaves and saute until the veggies gets well cooked...Add the cooked dal-bittergourd mixture,already prepared spice powder to the cooking veggies,cook everything for few minutes,put off the stove..

Serve hot with papads along with rice or simply with dosas..

39 comments:

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely kootu..never thought of making kootu with bittergourd

anusha praveen said... Reply To This Comment

i see that you are back in action priya... and what a delectable combo of masoor and mung dal

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

Good to see you back in action, kootu looks fantastic.

Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

wow what a nice idea of using dal with bittergourd. nice combo.try it soon

Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

wow what a nice idea of using dal with bittergourd. nice combo.try it soon

faseela said... Reply To This Comment

superb kootu wityh bittergourd...

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

My mom used to prepare this... I just love it.. Thanks for sharing dear...

Gayathri NG said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy n delicious kootu...

Lav said... Reply To This Comment

hii priya, how have u been.....long time no see :) kootu looks fab...

lavanya

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Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

we cook a similar dal and love it during summer.

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

Happy to see you again Priya. Bittergourd is my fav. love to have this with steamed rice/ chapathi.

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Nice kootu, never tried one with bitter gourd..

Sravs said... Reply To This Comment

Inviting kootu !! simply delicious one !!

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Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Must try this out... never made kootu with karela.

Lizy said... Reply To This Comment

welcome back dear! lovely dishes as usual

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

never tied kootu with bittergourd,will soon give a try :)

Vardhini said... Reply To This Comment

Love bitter gourd and the kootu looks yummy.

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Pavithra Elangovan said... Reply To This Comment

Its really nice to see you back Priya. I love bittergourd in any form and I make bitter gourd kootu exactly the way you make but the grinding part I use to grind urad and channa dhal along with the ingredients you mentioned.

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

One of my fav veggie. love the kootu version

Aarthi said... Reply To This Comment

love this kootu

Aarthi
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Roshni said... Reply To This Comment

simply yummy... reminded me of Pitla...

Priya dharshini said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy kootu..luv the bittergourd in any form.

Indulge said... Reply To This Comment

I love karela with anything, although never cooked it with dal.
Love Ash.

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy.

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious kootu !!

Erivum Puliyum

saffronstreaks said... Reply To This Comment

Good to see you back to blogging, missed u so much..btw didnt knew abt ur surgery..so how r u doing now ?
kootu looks so yummy and helathy meal in itself

Nammi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya!!! Havent seen you for a while :). this looks delish

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

wow...yummy kootu

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

glad to see you back priya..yumm recipe..;)
Tasty Appetite

Sobha Shyam said... Reply To This Comment

very delicious kootu..looks yum..

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

This is awesome.. gonna try tomorrow!
Serve It - Pressure Cooked/Slow Cooked

SouthIndianHome said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious kootu

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

That's the best way to have tasty bitter gourd I guess ! dals will make it light..Nice one!

Jaleela said... Reply To This Comment

priya eppadi irukkiingka
paavakkaa kuuddu arumai

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Its been long time since I had this. Have to try this and have,tempting me a lot!

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! koottu looks amazing.I always like bitter gourd very much.

Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy kootu...

Vardhini said... Reply To This Comment

All time favorite and comforting food is kootu for me. Thx for linking.

Vardhini
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deep krishna said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,
always a pleasure to surf thru your recipes collections when ever I am in a dilemma in deciding what to cook.

This site has been always helpful ...Thanks,dear..Congrts.
Today's recipe is Bottlegourd rasam...!!!