Monday, January 26, 2009

Tamarind kootu (Pulippu kootu)

4 tbsp toor daal
4 tbsp chana daal
1/2 tsp tamarind paste
500 gm ash gourd chopped finely
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric

2 tsp oil
1 tsp black peppercorns
2 tsp urad daal
1 tbsp chana daal
1/2 tsp hing
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 red chilli
4 tbsp frozen coconut

3 tsp ghee
1 sp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad daal
2 tbsp raw peanuts
1 red chilli
a few curry leaves

Pressure cook the daals and keep aside.
In a pan, add the chopped ash gourd, turmeric and salt. Add enough water to cover the ash gourd. Cook till the ash gourd is done.

Heat oil in the pan.
Add the dry ingredients except coconut and fry for 3-4 mins.
Grind the above with the coconut and water till smooth.

Add the ground paste, daals to the cooked ash gourd and give a boil.

Add the tempering to the dish and serve hot.

I had it for dinner lastnight and ate it with ready made sevai.I added the kootu over my bowl of sevai and added some buttermilk to it and relished it.