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Mor Kootu

Suraikai (Bottle gourd) Mor Kootu

In Kootu On December 22, 2014 0 Comments

Method: Remove the skin, inner white portion and seeds from the bottlegourd. Cut it into small cubes. Grind coconut, green chillies and jeeram (cumin) to a fine paste…. Read More »

okra kootu

Okra (Vendaikai) Kootu

In Kootu On April 28, 2014 3 Comments

Method: Wash, wipe and cut okra into small rounds. Chop onion and tomato finely. Add enough water to the green gram dal (moong dal). Add turmeric powder and… Read More »

Keerai Dhal Masiyal

Keerai Paruppu (Dhal) Masiyal

In Kootu On March 23, 2014 26 Comments

Method: Take Thuvar or green gram dhal and cook till soft. Remove the roots and wash the keerai thoroughly. Chop the keerai finely. Place the chopped keerai in… Read More »

Pumpkin Kootu

Parangi Kai (Yellow pumpkin) Kootu

In Kootu On June 11, 2012 18 Comments

Method: Remove the skin and seeds from the pumpkin. Cut it into bite size pieces. Put the pieces in a vessel and add turmeric powder, sambar powder, salt… Read More »

Quick Kootu

Quick Kootu

In Kootu On May 24, 2012 19 Comments

Method: Put the cut vegetables, green gram dal and turmeric powder in a pressure cooker. Add enough water to cover the vegetables. Pressure cook for two to three… Read More »

Sundaikai Kootu

Sundaikai Kootu

In Kootu On February 9, 2012 4 Comments

Method: Remove the small top stem and cut the sundaikai into two. Or remove the top and using a wooden roller you can crush the sundaikai. Put it… Read More »


Cucumber Kootu

In Kootu On March 13, 2011 13 Comments

Method: Remove the skin from Cucumber and cut into bite size pieces. Cook Green gram dhal along with enough water and turmeric powder in open vessel till soft…. Read More »


Ashgourd (Pooshanikai) Kootu

In Kootu On July 29, 2010 15 Comments

Ashgourd, also known as White Pumpkin is “Pooshanikai” in Tamil. We can make kootu, sambar, mor kuzhambu and halwa from this vegetable. Method: Remove skin, seeds and white… Read More »


Ridge Gourd Pepper Kootu

In Kootu On December 25, 2009 7 Comments

Cook Green gram dhal along with a pinch of turmeric powder till soft. Remove the skin from ridge gourd and cut it into small pieces. Put these pieces… Read More »

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Vazhaikkai (Green Banana) Payaru Kootu

In Kootu On September 5, 2009 5 Comments

Method: Soak green gram for six to eight hours (or overnight). Wash well and add just enough water to cover it and a pinch of salt. Pressure cook… Read More »


Vazhai Thandu (Banana Stem) Kootu

In Kootu On July 17, 2009 9 Comments

Make round slices of the banana stem, remove the fibers and cut it into small cubes. Put it in the water. (Little buttermilk can be added to the… Read More »

easy kootu

Easy Keerai Masiyal

In Kootu On November 25, 2008 2 Comments

Method: Soak green gram dhal in water for about half an hour. Wash and chop the greens. Chop onion and tomato finely. Slit the green chillies lengthwise. Put… Read More »