This kootu goes well with rice/chapati. Instead of sambar podi, you can also add Kootu Podi. However, to get more urad dal taste, I have used sambar podi in this kootu.
This recipe can be prepared with any type of keerai or greens Take Thuvar (toor dhal) or green gram dhal and cook till soft..
Ashgourd, also known as White Pumpkin is “Pooshanikai” in Tamil. We can make kootu, sambar, mor kuzhambu and halwa from this vegetable.
Ridge gourd is known as Chinese Okra in the US.