Thursday, November 3, 2011

Parangikkai Paruppu Kootu / Pumpkin Coconut Curry with Indian flavours | Indian Curry Recipes

Pumpkin kootu is an easy to make earthy curry which has the consistency of a stew. This is a medley of sweetness from the pumpkin, earthiness from the moong dhal and spiciness from the chillis. Coconut gives a balance between the flavors and brings it together. 
If you want to make maximum use of the pumpkin season and want to try something simple with Indian spices, this is for you.


Ingredients:
Pumpkin - cubed - 2 cups
Split Moong bean / Pasi paruppu - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup (optional)
Salt - to taste
For Grinding
Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Green Chilli - 2
For Tempering
Oil - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 2-3
Method:
Heat split moong dhal with 1 cup of water with a pinch of salt. Cook in a medium-high flame covered partially until it cooks through but still holds its shape (al-dente). Add the cubed pumpkin (with more water if needed) and cook half covered until the pumpkin is almost done but doesn't fall apart. Meanwhile grind the ingredients to grind adding water to make a smooth paste. Add the ground coconut paste to the simmering pumpkin-dhal mixture and allow it to boil in medium heat until the raw smell disappears and desired thickness is achieved. At this stage you could add milk if desired. Check for the salt and add if desired. Transfer to a serving bowl. Heat oil in a separate small pan and splutter the mustard seeds and add urad dhal and curry leaves. Pour the tempering over the kootu and serve with rice or roti. Makes an excellent pair for Puli kulambu, Masala rice and curd rice.
Sending this earthy and hearty kootu to 'Only' - Curries event by Pari; Halloween Fiesta at Zesty Palette; CWS-Moong beans event of Priya and to Cooking without Onion & Garlic event.

Also to Healthy Cooking Challenge event by Smita.

36 comments:

  1. Super comforting kootu, would love with some rotis rite now,inviting..

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  2. Perfect recipe for Halloween! So delicious! My daughter loves Indian food because we were in New Delhi for 5 years and she grew up there.

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  3. OMG,very tempting recipe dear...Amazing clicks.

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  4. we too make it similar and I love it! It should be rich if we add milk and combine n go well with the sweet pumpkin.Nice recipe

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  5. The kootu looks awesome with it's colour and flavour !.Nice presentation Krithi.

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  6. Thats a delicious curry with Pumpkin! looks yumm with nice clicks!

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  7. wow love this version using pumpkin...very new to me...sounds like it's bit sweet....


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  8. Kootu looks so delicious and comforting. Lovely preparation.

    Deepa
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  9. Nice clicks and delicious...we also make the same way but add red chillies

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  10. Delicious curry...love the clicks..

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  11. Delicious Pumpkin Mungdal Kootu.Yumm and Super Good.Luv it.

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  12. Pumpkin Coconut Curry looks so delicious !!

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  13. Delicious and healthy curry,my favorite..

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  14. pupkin kootu looks delicious and winter warmer

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  15. Ho le lait de coco dans un potage un véritable régal
    Je te souhaite une agréable soirée
    Valérie

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  16. looks delicious! we do it the same way except the moon beans..

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  17. that curry looks super.. i havent started my pumpkin cooking yet this season.. high time i did!

    Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

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  18. Loved the flavours used in this recipe.

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  19. Kootu looks so delicious and a comfort dish,we do make the same way.

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  20. Very comfort kootu. I also posted something related to this. BTW, poosanikkai and parangikkai are same or different?

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  21. Flavorful curry with pumpkin krithi. Apt with steamed hot rice.

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  22. lovely pics.. great recipe. if you can, please link it to my event too.. :)
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    Kavi | Edible Entertainment
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  23. thanks. & sorry for the trouble. But you also have to link back to the announcement page as well as Smita's link. Logo is not compulsory.
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    Kavi | Edible Entertainment

    Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

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  24. Nice kootu with pumpkin. My goto for rotis is kootu. Thx for linking to the event.

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  25. Thanks so much for linking your entry/ies to my HCC event & making it a huge success! Find your entry in the Roundup Part I , Part II or Part III (to be uploaded tomorrow)
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