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Thursday, July 8, 2010

SURAKKAI KOOTU
Surakkai kootu
              When ever I hear the name of this,it always remembers me a saying-if any one interferes and annoys when two people are talking and asks what are they talking,they say : “சொரக்காய் கூட்டுக்கு உப்பு பத்தல”.Big Grin. I dont know the story behind that,if anyone knows please do share ! I made this as per my MIL’s instructions when I was there. She usually makes dosa by grinding this along with rice. Comes out very soft,will blog surely in future.  My mom too makes two versions in this kootu. And I am a big fan of it too,recipes will sure blog in future. My mom adds sugar and makes this sweet. Also she makes a complicated dish with small small rice balls(as they make for paal kozhukattai),which is also a sweet version,it will be just awesome,really!!
Here’s my MIL’s salt version of the kootu. I was not able to concentrate on pictures,still managed to click some. Recipe is very very simple.
Ingredients:
Bottle gourd 1 no.
Salt & water As needed
To grind:
Coconut,grated 1/4 cup
Rice flour 1/2 tsp
To temper:
Oil 1 tsp
Mustard 3/4 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Red chillies 2-3 nos.
Method:
  1. Peel the skin and remove the centre soft portion of the veggie.
  2. Bottlegourd
  3. Chop them finely and boil it with little water(just to immerse) and salt and cook till done.
  4. Chopped finely  Just to immerse
  5. Grind the coconut with rice flour and water,to a smooth paste and add it to the cooked veggie.
  6. Added coconut and boiling
  7. Mix well and boil for 2 minutes and temper with the items given under the ‘To temper’ table. Enjoy as acoompaniment for rice.
  8. Kootu
Kootu
Is it not so simple? Happy

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45 comments:

  1. Nice simple kootu without dhal?Tempting.....U r in India Raks?

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  2. Hey I too make this raji.. what all u mentioned above sweet version, dosa..all these we too make and like you this is my fav one. Every pictures make me drool.

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  3. The kootu looks very yummy.

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  4. hi raji,
    kootu looks delicious...very colorful ...wonderful explanation n presentation ..

    satya

    http://superyummyrecipes.com/

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  5. Raji,

    Kootu looks really nice. used to make with dal.

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  6. hmm looks gud not big fan of bottle gourd though....nice container

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  7. Looks simple and nice...adding rice flour is interesting ..

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  8. This is really very simple and I would surely try it out :)

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  9. Lovely pic! Looks so simple and yet mouth watering!

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  10. EXcellent kootu, looks super delicious and makes me hungry..

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  11. I too make kootu raji...looks delicious.

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  12. Looks quite simple but delicious dear...

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  13. I tried your Ridge gourd gravy and blogged about it http://myhomekitchenrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/06/ridge-gourd-gravy.html

    Will surely try this one too. Thanks for helping me include veggies I normally ignore ;-)

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  14. I make this too. So simple and yummy!

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  15. nice, this is something new to us.. but looks really good... will definitely give it a try

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  16. My mom makes a similar kottu.. Looks very homy

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  17. Never tried this before..will try it some day...

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  18. delicious kootu sure will try this

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  19. I am always put off by country vegetables(Naatu Kaai) but your kootu looks very eye-catching.

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  20. delicious kootu!,As alwayslovely clicks raks!!, your clicks always rock dear, I never used to buy or cook bottle gourd, I don't know why, may be in our houses, they never used!, I too make dosas with bottle gourd (learnt from my sis), I now use a lot of this after coming here!!, just bought one today :), I too make kootu out of it, I make some andhra dishes out of this learnt from my friend!!

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  21. we make very similar kootu with valzahaithandhu(banana stem).
    Using bottle gourd is new and even i many times ignore this veggie. Will buy next time and try.

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  22. looks fantastic. love all the pictures. u have done it so nicely.. i will soon try it out.

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  23. i usually add a little cooked tuvar dal too..looks delicious..

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  24. i love lauki.. but i mistly make it gravy type.. going to try this dry version soon

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  25. Simple and delicious.. As with the saying u have mentioned, we say it slightly differnt- 'Sorakkaikku uppilai'

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  26. Beautiful kootu...looks super and yummy. Nice click.

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  27. hey thats my fav kootu...healthy and gud too...but never added the rice flour...Will try this version...

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  28. Yummy and delicious. Ya we make sweet kootu and say as paal kootu

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  29. this looks so beautiful N yes it is simple too .. I love bottle gourd

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  30. A simple but delicious koottu in taste! Photograph is very nice indeed!

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  31. Nice .new to me..will try once ..

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  32. Wow hats so simple and looks delicious.

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  33. Hey thats so nice kootu...i always dnt know what to make with bottle goourd...so now i got one more new recipe....
    And those murukkulu is also too good and crispy....loved it...

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  34. That is very simple... I always end up adding kadalai paruppu when cooking with sorakkai even for kootu - must try this version sometime.

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  35. ahh, the tadka looks so pretty!

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  36. What a tempting tadka. Looks wonderful !! Very nice click

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  37. I'm always on the lookout for good lauki recipes, thanks for this one

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  38. i love this...looks super yummy!!

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  39. Bottle guard kootu looks yumm...Murukku looks perfect..

    you have got good collections of recipes. thanks for visiting www.jiboombaa.com and your great comments.

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  40. woo looks simple and delicious too..

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  41. nice kootu raks sounds delicous

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  42. My mil add this sorakkai in adai mixture its taste super and we dont need sidedish for adai

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