Aug 26, 2009

Elavan Koottu( Poosanikai Koottu)

Elavan Kootu( Poosanikai)

This kootu is called poosanikai kootu, elavan kootu. In Kerala we make this kootu very often. . My son likes this kootu very much. Whenever I get elavan , I prepare this kootu here and keep this dish in fridge for my son


Prepare Time.......10 min
Cook Time.............20 min
Serve......................6
Elavan Koottu is with white pumpkin, split ,dhal and coconut
Elavan Koottu
Ingredients

  • Elavan (White Pumpkin).......1kg
  • Grated Coconut.....................1 and half cup
  • Chana Dhal...........................1/2 cup
  • Cumin Seed..........................1tsp
  • Red Chili................................2
  • Mustard Seed........................1tsp
  • Urad Dhal..............................2tsp
  • Curry Leaves.........................few
  • Turmeric Powder...................1/2tsp
  • Salt to Taste
Method

  • Wash, peel the skin and cut the elavan into small pieces.
  • Boil water, add the pieces, chana dhal and turmeric powder.
  • Grind the coconut, cumin seeds and red chili into a paste.
  • When the vegetable is cooked add the coconut paste and salt.
  • Mix them well.Kootu should be thick. 
  • If there is excess water, remove the water before adding the coconut paste.
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds, urad dhal, 3tsp of coconut and curry leaves.
  • When the coconut turns into red , add this to the kootu. 
  • It is very tasty and eat with sambar rice, rasam rice, chapathi or poori

1 comment:

  1. I don't have a blender. Is there an alternate recipe for elavan? How else can I cook it?

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