Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ridgegourd greengram koottu

Instead of the regular green gram lentil ( paasi paruppu, moong dhal) I added some sprouted green gram to the ridge gourd koottu and it turned out great.

Here is an easy way to include more fiber to the regular ridge gourd poriyal.

ridge gourd (peerkan kaai) - 250 gm
sprouted green gram - 1/2 cup

To grind:
shredded coconut - 1/4 cup
green chillies - 2
cumin - 1 tsp

To temper:
Mustard seed - 1/2 tsp
black gram lentil (urad dhal) - 1 tbsp
oil - 1 tbsp
curry leaf - 1 sprig
onion - 1 (1/2 cup chopped)

Wash the green gram and soak it for 6 hours. Drain the water now.
Choose a new cloth (thin small towel) and wash it with water.
Place the wet cloth over a colander and put the soaked green gram, tie the cloth using a thread. Place this bundle inside a vessel and keep closed for 24 hours.
Open the pack and now we can see the green gram sprouts. Rinse again and keep refrigerated till use.

Peel the skin of the ridge gourd. Chop it into small cubes.
Heat oil in a wok and add the mustard , urad dhal. After the mustard splutter put the curry leaf, finely chopped onion and let it wilt.
Add the sprouted green gram and cook for a few minutes. Now add the chopped ridge gourd and cook covered with a tbsp of water.
Add required salt.
Grind the items given and add to the vegetable.
Let it come to a boil and switch off.
Ridgegourd koottu is ready!

Serving suggestion:
Serve as vegetarian side dish with any rice or chapati.

*This koottu can be prepared with / without sprouted green gram.
Dry green gram can be soaked for an hour and pressure cooked for 3 whistles to cook it. Add the cooked green gram to the koottu and do the same.
*Channa dal, green gram lentil can also be used instead. The regular version calls for green gram lentil (paasi paruppu).
* The skin of ridge gourd (peerkan kai thol / peel) can be used to make peerkan kai thol chutney.


Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious kootu..welcome back dear

Subhie Arun said...

yummy n healthy all time fav..

Spicy-Aroma said...

looks yummy!

anjana said...

Healthy and delicious kottu

Rekha said...

looks tasty and healthy recipe..

Priya Suresh said...

Definitely a protein rich kootu..simply inviting.

Suja Manoj said...

Healthy and delicious comb,will surely try this.

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

this looks sooper tasty
Tasty Appetite

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

this looks sooper tasty
Tasty Appetite

Spice up the Curry said...

so tempting. looks mouthwatering. I am your new follower now