What goes well with Pudalangai Kootu?

Temper with mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves. Also add groundnuts if you wish. Add to the simmering kootu and mix well. Serve pudalangai kootu with rice.

How do you make Heerekai Kootu?


  1. Pressure cook toor dal with enough water till it is soft and mushy.
  2. Next get the coconut puree ready.
  3. Heat a pan with oil, mustard seeds, lentils and curry leaves.
  4. The ridge gourd which is soft veggie, takes very little time to cook.
  5. Tasty and delicious ridge gourd kootu is ready to serve with steamed rice.

How do you make Paal Kootu?

Tempering Process

  1. ▢ Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add split urad dal and fry till the dal becomes light brown. Next, add hing and curry leaves. Give a mix.
  2. Add this tempering to the Paal Kootu. Now the delicious Pudalangai Paal kootu is ready!

How do you make Kootu mixed vegetables?

Heat vegetable oil in a pan. Add coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chillies and chana dal and fry until they turn slightly brown. Remove the pan from heat and let the mixture cool. Add the mixture in a grinder along with coconut and some water and grind to make smooth paste.

How do you cut Pudalangai?

Chopping the veggie depends on the recipe….Method:

  1. Wash the veggie first.
  2. Then cut them into half vertically as shown below.
  3. Then cut each piece into half vertically.
  4. Then stack the cut pieces and slice the snakegourd into thin slices.
  5. Then chop them finely…..we chop it like this for poriyal / kootu / podimas.

How do you make yellow Poriyal pumpkin?


  1. Heat oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  2. Add in the chopped pumpkin.
  3. Add in half a cup of water.
  4. Cover the pan with a lid and cook on a medium flame for about 6-7 minutes.
  5. Once the pumpkin is cooked and tender, add in the fresh shredded coconut and remove from heat.

What is Pongal Kootu?

Pongal Kootu / Kadamba kootu, also sometimes referred to as Ezhukari Kootu (7-Karikootu), has 7 seasonal vegetables. Pongal festival itself is a harvest festival, to show gratitude to the Mother Nature to help us harvest nicely with enough monsoon.