Thursday, December 24, 2009

Snake gourd kootu recipe | Pudalangai kootu

Pudalangai kootu

I had this kootu in my friend ‘B’s place,she made this with her yummy tangy,spicy kaara kuzhambu so this one made an awesome combo with its mild and flavorful taste! We make it usually with moong dal and sambar powder. But this is so easy and so different from the usual recipe, so obviously I loved it. So tried it.

Pudalangai kootu recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Serves: 2


Snake gourd - 2 cups, chopped

Kadalai paruppu/ channa dal - 1/4 cup

Paasi paruppu /mung dal - 2 tblsp

Turmeric - 2 pinches

Salt - As needed

To grind

Coconut - 1/4 cup

Rice flour - 1/4 tsp

Green chilli - 2-3 nos

Cumin seeds - 3/4 tsp

Small onion/shallots - 2 nos.

To temper

Oil(I used coconut oil) - 1 tsp

Mustard - 3/4 tsp

Urad dalSna /Ulutham paruppu - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - A sprig


  1. Clean and cut the snake gourd to ur desired size cubes.I chopped little fine.
  2. Chop it I say ;)
  3. Take both the dhals in a small pressure cooker and just add enough water to immerse the dal. Add turmeric and stir well.
  4. Paruppu
  5. Add the chopped veggie over it (don’t stir)
  6.  added chopped veggie
  7. Pressure cook till 2-3 whistles in medium flame.(I kept in one of my  pressure cooker container,along with rice..not directly.You can follow stove top method as well!)
  8. After pressure
  9. Grind the coconut,rice flour and green chillies first ,with little water and then add the cumin seeds and shallot lastly and grind coarsely.
  10. Open the pressure cooker after the pressure gets released by itself.Add the ground paste  and salt and mix in well and bring to boil.
  11. adding ground paste
  12. After it boils,switch off the heat and temper it with the items given under the To temper table.
  13. temper

Serve as accompaniment with vatral kuzhambu or kaara kuzhambu… I tasted with roti,tasted good too :)

Pudalangai kootu

One sad news 😭 I dropped my camera down and my lens which I use for taking step wise picture is stuck…I have to take it to Nikon service centre and get it done,which will not happen in recent days. May take more than 2 weeks. Still I have another lens,so hopefully I will post some recipes but not sure about stepwise pictures!  Even this was lying in my drafts as this is a simple and boooooring recipe😰.

And since most of you all are going on break and holidays,I am wishing you all bloggers and my readers A HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Wishing each and every one a Prosperous New year!!

100ND40X8 Botanical garden,SG
Catch you all after New year!


52 Stars(comments):

  1. Kootu is looking very tasty, love the presentation as always.
    Happy holidays to you too.

  2. ummmm...yummy...they indeed looks delicious...wish we could taste a bit...some delicious photos...Wishing you & your family also a merry Christmas and very and joyous happy new year!

  3. Oh oh really bad thing happened thats ok fix it soon. Any way kootu is not boring yah it really tastes awesome looks so good and yummy. The same way me too make except I dont grind shallots.. But will add next time for a change. Wish You happy and prosperous new year ....

  4. Thank you Madhu,Kalyan and pavi for quick comments

  5. Wow beautiful clicks dear....So nice...Kootu looks yummyyyyyy.

  6. Very tempting.......Happy holidays

  7. Kootu looks yummy and tempting dear...
    Wish you happy and prosperous new year...

  8. Liked the last click! Oh thats really sad thing.....wish it gets fixed up soon... Merry Xmas Raks!

  9. Nice recipe.. I love kootu.

    Oh sad that you dropped the lens.. Dont worry you can get it done soon.

    Wish you merry Christmas and a happy new year too :)

  10. Lol..wat all gymnastics u r doing with ur cam??
    hmm..anyways fix it soon so that we wont miss ur step wise pics...
    snake gourd kootu sounds yummy..I recently started using this vegetable...will try this soon...looks yummy wid rice dear,...

  11. Hi Raks. Wish u a merry christmas and a very happy New Year.
    The kootu though in ur usage is booooring looks quite attractive dear.

  12. i love this kootu.... at home, we usually have it with vatha kuzhambu.... that's sad about the camera... hope you get it fixed soon :)

    - Indhu (

  13. kootu looks delicious. I hardly make kootu with podavalangai.

    Thats a bad thing for your camera. Good that you have another lens to click.

  14. Very nice kootu!!.... and very nice step by step instructions with pictures!

  15. Yet to taste this veggie...recipe sounds yum...

  16. Hi

    Nice kootu....
    So sad about ur camera... Fix it soon dear.....

    Love to share an award with u. Kindly accept it

  17. looks delicous raks,merry xmas and happy new year...

  18. ohhh very sad we miss your step by step recipes... kootu looks great simple and comfort with rice or roti....

  19. Oh that so sad, dont worry hopefully ur camera lens will get fix soon..BTW just love anything with snakegourd and this kootu looks fantastic..Wishing you a happy and wonderful New year..

  20. Happy holidays and lovely kootu. my son's favourite

  21. Awesome with all those steps! Wishing you and your family, A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  22. Exactly a year back i dropped my camera. Lucky Girl, u have other lens.

    I got to try this kootu and the other one, u posted recently. Lovely green background!

  23. I love kadalai paruppu & pudalangai combination. Yummy kootu.

  24. Delicious kootu dear..sorry to hear about your camera :(

  25. Wish you and your family A Happy & Prosperous New Year Rak`s! A great year of blogging too.

  26. kootu looks absolutely delicious .. nice pics. wish yu N yr family a happy new year

  27. Boring post?this one?well Pudalai Kootu is my Hubbys alltime fav.. :)!!..No worries..THis is the best of all comfort curries according to him..:)
    Sorry to hear abt your camera!!! :(..Sure you will be able to fix it soon...Or ask A to get a new one ;)

  28. So sorry to hear ur cam is broken...Hope it gets fine u can too..kootu is my fav with kadala paruppu..

  29. love padulangai don't say boring, I love this kootu, as always beautiful clicks, Oh! I am really sorry about your camera, get it done soon, I come to your blog, just to see those lovely clicks you know!!, of course love your recipes too...

  30. Delicious nice clicks. Hapy new year to you and your family.

  31. oh!, sad dear.., Getting the camera repaired is a big pain in Singapore. I faced the same problem once :(
    I also prepare the same way., nice recipe

  32. My fav kootu- Happy Holidays!

  33. that sounds and looks like a delicious Kootu! sooo tempting.

    Hope your camera problem gets fixed soon :)

    Happy Holidays!!

  34. Never tried 2 dal combination in this kootuu Raks...looks and sounds yummy with karakuzumbu :) Happy New Year Dear!

  35. This is my fav kootu too.. Its really sad to know about your camera.. Wish you too a happy new year

  36. Love podalangai koottu and would be a great combo with kara kuzhambu. Wishing you a Happy and a Prosperous New Year!!!

  37. This koottu and kaara kuzhambu... man, that is one lovely combo... the pics are beautiful and very clear Raks

  38. sorry abt ur camera
    great kootu goes great with rice

  39. Yummy Kootu and beautiful click.....
    Hope ur camera lens is fixed soon.

    Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year dear:)

  40. Traditional kootu,Pictures makes me hungry.Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year dear:)

  41. Here's wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous 2010, R.

  42. looks so yummy!
    may i know which software u used to design the first and last photo?
    it looks excellent!

  43. It turned out awesome! Thank you!

  44. I tried this and it turned out well! Thank you!

  45. I am going to try this today. Thx for sharing.

  46. I tried this today & I loved it!

  47. when i added coconut mixtue it curdled up? why ?

    1. You added rice flour or no? was it too watery?

  48. Hi, followed ur recipe to the T and it came out beautifully. was yummy with rotis. thanks for the recipe.

  49. Raks I wanted to ask you what vessel is the yellow porcelain in which you made the koottu? Since this is ON a gas stove I was curious

    1. It's called VISIONS. Its a kind of corning ware :)


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