Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Parangikai Kootu..An authentic tamil dish(lentil based curry)

Today i am here with an authentic tamil dish called Prangikai kootu.Kootu is lentil based semi solid dish almost like our famous south indian Sambar but sambar is (more liquid) .You can prepare this kootu with different combination of vegetables. Here i have used  Pumpkin along with two types of lentils which is bengal gram dal and green gram dal . Usually people in tamil nadu have it with boiled rice but it even goes well with Chapati or roti

Moong dal-1/4cup
Coconut grated-1tbsp
Sambar powder-1tsp
Garlic-2-3 cloves( crushed)
Ginger-1"pieces( crushed)
Curry leaves-1spring
Urad dal-1tsp
Salt to taste


  • Remove the skin and cut pumpkin into small pieces.
  • Now wash both the dals and pressure cook along with pumpkin,turmeric,salt,garlic,ginger,Sambar powder and 6 cups of water.
  • Take 3 whistle and switch off the gas.
  • Once the cooker is completely cooled down,open the lid and transfer the dal into big sauce pan.
  • Now add little jaggery and coconut and bring to boil.
  • Now for seasoning take a small pan add ghee or oil,put some mustard,jeera and urad dal. when the urad dal turns to light brown color add some curry leaves and switch off the gas and season the cooked dal.Yummy Kootu is ready to serve.
  • Serve hot with rice or chapathi