Thursday, June 23, 2011

Parangikai Paal Kootu

This is a very simple authentic dish made with yellow pumpkin.It has mild sweetness and can be served in place of pachadi (Sweet accompaniments for rice) or just increase the jaggery and can be served as a dessert by itself


Ingredients
Parangikai chopped: 2 cups
Milk:1/2 cup
Grated coconut: 2 tablespoons (This can also be substituted with coconut milk)
Rice powder: 1 tsp
Salt: to taste
Grated jaggery: 2 tsp
Turmeric powder: a pinch
Hing: a pinch


For seasoning
Ghee/oil: 1 tsp
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal: 1 tsp
Red chillies: 2
Cashew nuts: 4 (Optional)


Procedure:
Step1:
Cook the chopped pumpkins in 1.5 cups of water for around 10 min in low heat
Step2:
Mix rice flour in 1/2 cup of water and keep it aside


Step4:
Once it becomes tender add rice flour mixed in water, milk, turmeric powder, salt , grated jaggery and boil for couple of more minutes
Step5:
Add grated coconut/coconut milk and mix well.Dilute with water if necessary
Step4:
Season with red chilli, mustard seeds and urad dal with ghee/oil
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29 comments:

  1. Interesting. Looking at the ingredients, I thought it's a halwa though the title and the image were saying something else. LOL
    BTW, do you live in downtown?

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  2. This looks gud...never tried like this....

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  3. Healthy and creamy kootu... Gonna try this soon...

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  4. Kootu looks tempting and colourful.healthy too.

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  5. Interesting kootu recipe...Enjoying your series.

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  6. Looks simply delicious and yummy !!

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  7. Been ages i prepared this paal kootu, delicious and inviting..

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  8. I love this one but we do it with the young green pumpkins which is not available in US. But now I am back home and gonna go hunting to get the green pumpkin in the grocery store.

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  9. Adding milk and jaggery is such a cool idea, both of them enhance the sweetness of the pumpkin.. Looks delicious.

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  10. Nevr tasted kootu made from parangikai...Interesting..Will try it out soon!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  11. Kootu looks tempting,will surely give this a try.

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  12. That's a quick dish.Never tried it.

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  13. this is a very new recipe to me...looks so good,mushy pumpkin looks more tempting too n sure i give this a try..

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  14. New recipe to me..Hope you enjoyed.looking good.

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  15. Lovely dish. It would be great if you can enter your recipe in our "Quick and easy recipe mela". Looking forward towards your entry. Thanks

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  16. super delicious, excellent recipe dear

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    COOK IT HEALTHY:PROTEINicious

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  17. This is something new for me. Does it have an acquired taste?

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