Baby Pumpkin - 2
Mung bean (Green Gram/Pacha paruppu) - 1/2 cup
Lentils (Tur dal) - 2 tablespoons
Split chickpeas (Kadalai paruppu/Chana dal) - 2 tablespoons
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli - 2
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Black gram (Uzhundhu) - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few
Onion - 1 medium sized, chopped
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Cut Baby pumpkin into small pieces. Peel off the skin and discard the seeds.
Wash mung bean, lentils, split chickpeas, add 2-3 cups of water, turmeric powder and cook they are 3/4th cooked.
Add cut pumpkin pieces and add until all are cooked well. Mash slightly and keep aside.
Grind coconut, cumin seeds with little water to a thick paste.
Heat oil in a pan. Once it is hot, allow mustard seeds to splitter. Add urad dal, red chillies, curry leaves and fry for a minute.
Then add chopped onions and fry until onions become golden color. Add cooked veggie and dal mixture, salt to it with coconut paste.
Mix it well and bring to a boil. Garnish with Coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice and pappad. Very tasty one ;)
Cooking time : 45 minutes
Serves 4 persons.
Check out Winter melon kootu, which I posted earlier, with minor change in the recipe.