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:

  1. Lovely kootu..never thought of making kootu with bittergourd

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

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

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

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

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  6. superb kootu wityh bittergourd...

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

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

    lavanya

    www.lavsblog.com

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  9. we cook a similar dal and love it during summer.

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

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  11. Nice kootu, never tried one with bitter gourd..

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  12. Inviting kootu !! simply delicious one !!

    Ongoing event
    CC:Spring Seasonal Food

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

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  14. welcome back dear! lovely dishes as usual

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

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  16. Love bitter gourd and the kootu looks yummy.

    Vardhini
    Event: Legumes
    Event: Side Dishes

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  17. 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.

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  18. One of my fav veggie. love the kootu version

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

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  20. Yummy kootu..luv the bittergourd in any form.

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

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  22. 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

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

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

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  25. very delicious kootu..looks yum..

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

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  27. priya eppadi irukkiingka
    paavakkaa kuuddu arumai

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

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

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

    Vardhini
    CooksJoy

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  31. 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...!!!

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