Saturday, January 8, 2011

Ribbed Gourd Poricha Koottu

Only recipe' I can think of this gourd apart from masial and sambar is poricha koottu. It is a delicious item and goes well with rice+pappad.
1 no                             Ribbed gourd
1/2 cup                        Moong dal
3 tsp                            urad dal
1/2 tsp                         Asafoetida
1.5 tsp                         Salt
2 tsp                            Oil
3 nos                            Red chilli
1/4 cup                         Grated coconut
few                               Curry leaves
1/4 tsp                          Turmeric powder
1 tsp                             Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp                           Pepper 
1/2 tsp                           Mustard seeds
Peel the ribbed gourd and cut into 1/4 " bits. Save the skin for chutney(described in the next post). Pressure cook the cut gourd with moong dal and turmeric powder.
In a fry pan saute urad dal, pepper, cumin seeds, red chillies, asafoetida and grind all these to a gravy consistency.
Now in a cooking vessel crackle mustard seeds with urad dal, red chilli asafoetida in 2 tsp oil. Now pour the cooked gourd-dal mix and add the gravy as per the previous step. Let the contents boil for 5 minutes, garnish with curry leaves. Serve it hot with pappad

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