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Ash gourd and Amaranth seeds kootu | Side-dish for Sambar saadham/ Curd Rice/ Roti

Ash gourd and Amaranth Seeds kootu

Ash gourd and Amaranth Seeds kootu

Serves: 3

Ingredients : (Visit English – Tamil – Hindi translation/ஆங்கிலம்-தமிழ் மொழி பெயர்பு)

  • Ash gourd – 1 1/2 cups (Cubed)
  • Amaranth seeds –  1/4 cup (Soaked for 4-6 hrs)
  • Toor Dhal – 2 tbsp (Soaked for 2 hrs)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Finely chopped cilantro – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – To taste

To grind:

  • Kootu Powder/ Sambar powder – 1 tbsp (or to taste)
  • Dry coconut – 1 tbsp
  • Water – as needed to make a fine paste

For Seasoning:

  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Urad dhal – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves – 4
  • Asafoetida – a pinch

Get Started:

  • Boil amaranth seeds and toor dhal with enough water and turmeric.
  • When the seeds and dhal are 80% cooked, add the ash gourd and let it cook covered till the ash gourd turns soft and the amaranth and dal gets cooked completely.
  • Add the ground paste, salt and mix well. (Add water as needed)
  • Cook it in low-medium flame till the raw smell of the paste goes off.
  • Temper the items given under “For seasoning” and add it to the kootu mixture.
  • Remove from flame and garnish it with cilantro.

Healthy and tasty Ash gourd and Amaranth seeds Kootu is ready!

Enjoy it as a side-dish for sambar/ rasam/ curd rice or roti.

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