Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pumpkin and Chickpea Kootu ( konda kadalai and pusanikai kootu)


  • Pumpkin-1 small 
  • Chick pea -1 cup
  • Coconut -1/4 cup
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Dry Red Chillies- 3 or 4 + 1 (adjust according to ur spice level)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard seed -1 tsp
  • Curry leaves 
  • Oil
  • Soak chickpea in water overnight and Pressure Cook them till soft , about  3 whistles on high flame.
  • And Cut the pumpkin into bite size pieces and cook them till 3/4 done.
  • For the masala Grind the coconut,cumin and dry redchillies to a smooth paste.
  • In a pan heat oil and season it with mustard seeds ,curry leaves and dry red chillies.
  • Once the mustard seeds starts to crackle add the cooked chickpeas.
  • Add the 3/4 cooked pumpkin.

  • Now add the coconut masala.
  • Mix well to incorporate the masala .
  • Cook till the raw smell of the masala goes.
  • And the excess water from the chickpea and pumpkin evaporates...can drizzle some oil at this stage..and switch off the flame..

  • This pumpkin and chickpea kootu goes well as a side dish with rice and some spicy gravy like kara kuzhambhu, poondu kuzhambhu, Theeyal, Spicy fish curry, etc...for kids u can mix this with rice and little ghee...this curry is really yummmy ...guys if u have not tried this it ....u'll not be dissappointed... enjoy:)
Sending this to vardini's Halloween Fiesta 2011

and kerala kitchen guest hosted by khusi 


Priya said...

Quite an interesting combo for kootu,cant wait to try..

sangee vijay said...

Very new combo to me..,interesting too...kootu looks so inviting n yum...will try this for sure !!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow delicious kootu,amma makes this almost the same way...luks yum.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Wow!,Yum Yum Pumpkin Kadalai Kootu.U can have it with Indian breads too.Luv it.

மகி said...

Never heard of this combo! Looks colorful and yumm!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Kootu looks so delicious.

Hamaree Rasoi

Vardhini said...

Nice combo Chitra. If interested, do link it to my halloween event.

Event: Halloween Fiesta

Tina said...

colourful koottu..

Suja said...

Delicious combo,looks awesome.

khushi said...

very unique combi of kuttu....why dnt u send it to the event
kerala kitchen

Nisha said...

Perfect recipe for the season.

Sobha Shyam said...

lovely combo and the kootu sounds so delicious, will love to try it out..

Neha said...

yummy recipe...

divya said...

looks yummy and healthy dish...

Now Serving said...

what a yummy combo, Chitra :)

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Uma said...

The picture is very attractive and interesting recipe.

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Amina Khaleel said...

nice combination.. liked your recipes very much... gald to follow you... do visit my blog if you find time..

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

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Shanthi said...

Looks absolutely delicious

JishasKitchen said...

wow..interesting combo....looks so tasty and perfect..yyummm


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