Suraikai Paal Kootu

This kootu made with bottle guard (suraikai) and coconut milk goes well with vatha kuzhambu.

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Suraikai Paal Kootu

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

5

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes

This kootu made with bottle guard (suraikai) and coconut milk goes well with vatha kuzhambu.

Ingredients

  • Suraikai (Bottle gourd) – a small one

  • Coconut milk – Half cup

  • Coconut gratings – 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies – 2 Nos

  • Jeera – 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds -1 teaspoon

  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

  • Oil- 2 teaspoon

Directions

  • Remove the skin, inner white portion and seeds from the bottlegourd. Cut it into small bits.
  • Grind coconut, green chillies and jeera to a fine paste.
  • In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard seeds.
  • When it pops up add urad dhal and fry till it turns light brown.
  • Add curry leaves and bottlegourd pieces.
  • Add salt and sprinkle a handful of water and close with lid. Cook on low flame.
  • When the vegetable is soft, add the ground coconut paste and stir well. Allow to boil.
  • Then add coconut milk and mix well.
  • Cook for two to three minutes and then remove.

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