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Kalyana Veetu Sorakkai Kootu | Bottle Gourd Kootu Recipe in Traditional Style

Sorakkai Kootu is one of the best and healthy kootu variety which can be taken either as a side dish or as a gravy mixed with white rice. Here I have shared you a traditional kalyana veetu style Tamil Nadu kootu Recipe. Here we add fennel seeds to enhance the flavour and aroma of the kootu. Kootu tastes well with Kaara Kuzhambu and any VaruvalRead the recipe to know how to prepare Kalyana Veetu Sorakkai Kootu

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Kalyana Veetu Sorakkai Kootu

Ingredients needed for making Kalyana Veetu Sorakkai Kootu 

Sorakkai / Bottle Gourd  - 2 cups finely chopped
Kadalai Paruppu / Channa dhal - 1/2 cup
Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Onion (chopped) - 1 no.
Tomato (chopped) - 1 no.
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp.
Green Chillies - 4 nos.
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp.
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp

To Roast and Grind
Grated coconut - 4 tbsp.
Cumin seeds - 1tsp.
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp.
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp.
Green chilly - 1

For the tempering
Mustard seed - 1 tsp.
Split Urad dal - 1 tsp.
A sprig of Curry leaves
A handful of Coriander leaves.

Method for making Kalyana Veetu Sorakkai Kootu 

1. Cook the channa dal and moong dal with a pinch of turmeric powder in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles. 

2. Grind the contents given under "To roast and grind" to a fine paste.

2. Heat oil in a kadai add the chopped onions and saute well, then add
 the chopped tomatoes, when the tomatoes turn mushy add the chopped bottle gourd along with turmeric powder and salt. Stir well and allow this to cook for 5 minutes. 

3. Now add the above contents to cooked dal in pressure cooker. Cook for 2 whistles.  

4. Heat oil in a kadai splutter the mustard seeds, fry the urad dal, add the curry leaves and now add the cooked sorakkai and dal from the cooker.

5. Mix well and then add the ground mixture. Leave this for a minute till everthing gets blended well. 

6. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Now the Kalyana veetu Sorakkai kootu is ready to be served with rice or chapathi.

Note: You can also replace bottle gourd with any other vegetables like pumpkin, cabbage, chow chow, snake guard, pumpkin, brinjal, etc.

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