Pudalankai Kootu

Pudalankai Kootu

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Recipe by S Kamala Course: KootuCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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A classic dish that is served with rice for lunch and dinner


  • Pudalankai – 1

  • Green Gram Dhal – 1/2 cup

  • Onion – 1 small

  • Coconut gratings – 2 tablespoon

  • Jeera – 1 teaspoon

  • Rice – 1 teaspoon

  • Sambar Powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder – a pinch

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Oil – 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Cut the pudalankai lengthwise and remove the seeds and inner white parts. Chop it into small pieces.
  • Cook green gram dhal along with a pinch of turmeric powder till it is soft.
  • Put the pudalankai pieces in a thick bottomed vessel. Pour water just to cover the vegetable. Add sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt. Cook on medium flame till the vegetable is soft.
  • Meantime, grind coconut gratings, rice and jeera together to a fine paste.
  • When the vegetable is soft, add the cooked dhal and the coconut paste and mix well.
  • Allow to boil for five to six minutes on a low flame.
  • Season it with mustard, onion chopped finely and curry leaves.

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