Poosanikkai Kootu /Curry

Finally, am back in India. Though we enjoy every bit of it, my baby is finding a hard time adjusting to the new environment he has never been before. He is sick and very cranky.. Still, we r kinda not yet settled and am njoying my days in my hometown Thanjavur now. Hope to get settle soon , may be in a month and start my daily routine.. Well, I've few ( few means many more ) pictures needs to be titled and blogged. This kootu picture work was already done ,so this one seems very easy for me to get the job done for time being.. I really missed seeing all ur wonderful blogs and missed submitting my comments..

Ingredients :
White Pumpkin -- 2 cups, chopped
Channa dhal / Kadalai paruppu -- 3/4 cup
Onions -- 1/4 cup, chopped
Tomato -- 1 no. , chopped
Green chillies -- 2 nos, acc to taste
Hing -- a big pinch
Salt -- to taste
Turmeric powder -- a big pinch
Coconut finely shredded -- 2 tsp , optional
Coriander Leaves -- 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Ghee -- 1/4 tsp

Tempering ingredients :
Oil -- 2 tsp
Mustard seeds -- 1/2 tsp
Urad dal -- 1 tsp
Curry leaves -- a sprig
Dry red chillies -- 1 no, broken

Method :

  • Pressure cook the channa dal along with green chillies, turmeric powder ,tomato, hing and few drops of oil to almost 90 % . 
  • Add the chopped white pumpkin pieces, onions, into the cooked dhal mixture and let them cook for 10 minutes /till they get cooked.
  • Heat oil in a small pan and fry the mustard seeds. Drop in the urad dal once the mustard seeds stops popping and fry till they turn golden. Now add in the broken dry red chillies and the curry leaves and saute well for few sec. Throw in the seasoned ingredients into the kootu and mix thoroughly. Finally add the shredded coconut ( if u add ) and mix well. Adding coconut is purely optional. At last, ad the coriander leaves and drizzle ghee on top of the kootu and combine well before serving. 

Happy eating guys,



  1. I had forgotten all about making koottu with chana dal. I end up making mine with toor dal or moong dal Thanks for reminding me. This is going on the menu for the weekend! :)

  2. வாவ்...ரொம்ப அருமையான கூட்டு...எனக்கும் சாதத்துடன் சாப்பிட் ரொம்ப பிடிக்கும்..

    ஊர் எல்லாம் எப்படி இருக்கின்றது...நல்லா எஞ்சாய் செய்கின்றிங்க போல...

  3. Gud to know that you are half settled...Kids always have problems adjusting to climate and new surroundings...Take care..:)
    Curry looks delicious...

  4. Comfort food,delicious curry..bookmarked.
    hope you settle down soon..take care dear

  5. Hope you settled fine there. poosanikkai kootu looks awesome perfect.

  6. looks delicious and super yummy.

  7. Kootu curry looks to be delicious and comforting. Excellent clicks as always.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. love this dish...love the sweetness of poosanikai

  9. Such a delicious and tempting recipe.. simply inviting.. love the presentation too.. Awesome job dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

  10. Hi Shanavi, How are you? Hope you have good time at base.

    I like kootu verymuch just because It is easy to prepare. Yumm and very tempting pictures.


  11. எப்படி இருக்கீங்க?? இந்தியாவில் செட்டிலாகிட்டீங்களா...நல்லது.நல்லா என் ஜாய் பண்ணுங்க...கூட்டு எனக்கு ரொம்ப பிடித்தமானது,செய்வதும் சுலபம்கூட...நல்லாயிருக்குப்பா!!

  12. Nice to know that you reached safely....
    The kootu looks super delicious!!

  13. Shanavi, missed u a lot too, hope you are enjoying thoroughly ur stay in India,Kootu looks fabulous..

  14. Thats a delicious & perfect kootu!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  15. absolutely stunning pictures Shobana :) WOW looks awesome - this is what is called coming back with a bang :)

  16. wow...excellent cliks with lipsmacking presentation..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  17. Excellent this post and delicious look. yummy recipes
    B&B Brugge




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