Padavalanga kootu/ Snake gourd kootu


Snake gourd cut into pieces  – 2 cups

Chana dal             – 1/4 cup

Cumin seeds          – a pinch

Turmeric powder  – 1/2 tsp

Green chillies         – 4 nos

Grated coconut         – 1/2 cup

Curry leaves              – few

Tamarind water           – to taste

Salt to taste

Coconut oil                    –  2 dsp

Mustard seeds                 – 1/2 tsp

Urad dal                           – 1 tsp

Chopped shallots              – 6 nos

Dry red chillies                  – 2 nos


Pressure cook chana dal and keep aside. 

Grind coarsely coconut, cumin seeds, green chilies and turmeric powder. Keep it aside.

Boil snake gourd along with 1/2 cup of water. Close the pan with a lid. When the snake gourd is steamed, add prepared dal to it. Add the ground coconut mixture and close the lid and steam it (Care should be taken not to overcook snakegourd and dal). Add curry leaves, tamarind water and salt. Switch off the stove. 

Now season it with oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, onion and dry red chillies. Serve hot with rice.     

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8 thoughts on “Padavalanga kootu/ Snake gourd kootu”

  1. Authentic kootu, i make it in the same way!!
    Great with paruppu kulambu, rasam or even curd rice.
    And very healthy too. Love it.


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