Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pumpkin Kootu & Jeera Rasam

Pumpkin Kootu & Jeera Rasam for His Cooking Event:
My husband is a wonderful cook. He loves cooking! He usually cooks south indian style food,. Sometimes he puts together the craziest combos and finds them amazing!! I don’t have the heart to tell him. Usually I dont allow him to cook.when I feel sick or busy with my work he use to cook. .when he cooks Just I love his kathrikai pitlai and this kootu. He has made this several times, but somehow I never managed to take a photo.I told him about This  event. Exclusively he cooked his fav jeera rasam & pumpkin kootu for Priti's His Cooking Event.

Yellow Pumpkin Kootu:
Yellow pumpkin.......1/2 kg
Grated coconut..............1 ½ cup
Chana dhal..................1/2 cup
Cumin seed..................1tsp
Red Chilli..................2
Mustard seed................1tsp
Urad Dhal...................2tsp
Curry leaves................few
Turmeric powder.............1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Wash, peel the skin and cut the Pumpkin into small pieces.
Boil water, add the pieces, chana dhal and turmeric powder.
Grind the coconut, cumin seeds and red chilli into a paste.
When the vegetable is cooked add the coconut paste and salt. Mix them well.
.Heat a pan with oil add mustard seeds, urad dhal, 3tsp of coconut and curry leaves.
When the coconut turns into red , add this to the kootu.
 It is very tasty and eat with sambar sadam, &with rasam sadam.

Jeera Rasam
This rasam is my husband’s  favourite . Can be cooked very fast.

Jeera -1 tsp
Red chilli -1
Toor dal -1 Tbsp
Tamarind small size ( soaked in hot water and squeezed to pulp).
Salt to taste.
For seasoning Curry leaves 1 twig, 1 teaspoon ghee.
Soak the jeera, red chillies and toor dal in warm water for 20 minutes.
Grind to fine paste, add other ingredients and 2 cups water.
Boil this on a medium flame till froth appears
 Heat ghee in a small kadai add the curry leaves and fry for a moment, Add to the rasam.
Serve hot with rice& Chutta Applam


Priya Suresh said...

Woww both dishes looks super delicious with loads of love, he rocks Akka..u r soo lucky..

subhashini said...

hmm.Looking yummy

Aruna Manikandan said...

Both dishes looks wonderful!!!!

FH said...

Would make a great meal, both look delicious.Lucky girl, enjoy! :)

Indian Khana said...

Wow..great combo and am so happy to receive this exclusive entries :)..thanks a lot to you n your hubby...pls convey my thanks :)

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fieryblaster said...

i tried this kootu and it came out very well. thanks.