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Kumbalanga Kadala Paruppu Kootu Curry



Kumbalanga Kadala Paruppu Kootu Curry

 This kootu is a combination of kadala parippu/split chickpeas/chana dal and ash gourd.In certain regions of Kerala this curry is part of Onam sadhya. You can also try other veggies like chayote sqash or snake gourd to make this kootu.Kadala paruppu adds a real texture to this dish.

Ingredients
Kumbalanga/Ash gourd- 2 cups (cubed)
Chana dal- 1 cup ( cooked)
Grated coconut- 1/2 cup
Coconut sliced- 1/3 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Green chilly -3
Jeera/cumin- 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Dry red chilly- 2
Curry leaves- a few
Ghee/ oil- 1 tsp


Soak parippu/chana dal for an hours and cook it the dal till it is soft but do not mash it.
Note: Try cooking the parippu/dal in open pot. Cook it is soft but still retains its shape.
Cook ash gourd with turmeric, green chilly and salt. Sprinkle a little water cover and cook (do not add too much water because ash ground will shed it own water and get cooked). When it is soft and cooked add the kadala parippu/chana dal and mix well.
Make a paste of grated coconut, chilly powder and jeera. Add this into the kootu and allow to simmer for two minutes in low flame.
Heat oil/ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add coconut slices and fry for a minute till it is slightly brown. Then add curry leaves and dry red chilly. Fry this for about one minute in medium flame and add to the curry. Serve with rice.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..

Comments

  1. Mmm...Kootu curry is one of my favorites..like your recipe...nice click

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  2. WOW..This looks awesome..Yummy

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  3. love any curry with bits of coconut in it. this looks awesome.

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  4. Flavorful it looks ~ nice recipe Suja!
    USMasala

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  5. very delicious curry, i make it by adding pumpkin to kadala parippu..

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  6. Can smell the lovely aroma of coconut and kadala paruppu combo.... mmmm..
    Krithi's Kitchen
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  7. Very delicious and tempting curry.. looks awesome :)

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  8. yummy!!you are making me hungry!! :)

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  9. Just mouthwatering...the recipe looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

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  10. looks yum, although ive never really tried it

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  11. Inviting and delish. Love this kootu very much.

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  12. Mouthwatering kottu,looks very tasty.

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  13. hi suja, another recipe from you which i have never seen or tasted before- would love to try out- yum yum yummy

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  14. love this colorful n flavorful recipe

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  15. The flavor sounds yummy..looks delicious too

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  16. Glad 2 follow u......please do drop at my space

    An inviting preparation

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  17. Suja, I love your blog and visit often. I remember my Mom making this often, one of my favorites...brings back such good memories:):)

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  18. Mouth watering and yummy dish. Lovely presentation.

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  19. My neighbor makes this .. looks nice :)

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  21. Very tempting curry........nice clicks as well.

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