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Pudalangai Milagu Kootu


Red Gram Dal – 1/2 cup
Snake Gourd – 1 medium sized, chopped fine
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp

Spice Paste:
Coconut Oil – 2 tsp
Black Gram Dal – 2 to 3 tblsp
Dry Red Chillies – 3 to 4
Fresh Coconut – 1/2, grated
Cumin Seeds – 3 to 4 tsp
Uncooked Rice – 1 tsp

For Tempering:
Coconut Oil – 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli – 1, halved
Curry Leaves – few

1. Fry in 2 tsp oil the black gram dal and red chillies. Grind to a fine paste with the grated coconut, cumin seeds and rice, adding a little water.
2. Pressure cook the dal and set aside.
3. Cook the snake gourd in 2 cups water with the salt and turmeric powder in a covered pan.
4. When the vegetable is tender add the dal. Simmer for a few minutes, till well blended.
5. Mix in the spice paste and cook for a couple of minutes. Remove from the heat.
6. Heat the coconut oil and add the ingredients for tempering. When the mustard seeds splutter, add to the milagu kootu.
7. Serve hot with rice.

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1 comment

madhavi December 5, 2010 - 12:13 pm

It says milagu kootu but no milagu(pepper) at all in the ingredients or the method.


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