Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Poosanikai Channa Koottu - பூசணிக்காய் சன்னா கூட்டு

Poosanikkai (White pumpkin / Winter melon) Koottu with  Kabuli channa.
In South Indian wedding lunch this Koottu will usually find its way.
In my house we make during Pooja days or for family get together.
Ingredients needed:-
1. Poosanikkai (white pumpkin)  diced - 2 cups
2. Kabuli channa (soaked overnight and cooked) - 1/4 cup
3. Moong dal - 1/4 cup
4. Turmeric powder
5. Hing
6. Salt to taste.

Ingredients for tempering:-
1. Oil - 1 tsp
2. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
3. Urad dal - 1/4 tsp 
4. Curry leaves

Ingredients for Grinding:-
1. Grated Coconut 2 table spoons
2. Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
3 dry red Chilli according to taste (here I used one big Chilli) 
4. Rice flour 1/2 tsp 

பூசணிக்காய் சன்னா கூட்டு

1. Wash and boil moong dal.
2. Mean time wash and cube poosanikkai.

3. Add this poosanikkai to boiled moong dal.
4. Now goes boiled channa, hing and Turmeric powder.
5. Grind coconut, chillies, rice flour and jeera to a coarse paste.
6. Pour this grinded paste to the Koottu  and boil for few minutes. 
7. Temper with mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves.

பூசணிக்காய் சன்னா கூட்டு

This Koottu go well with Thuvayal Sadam, Variety rice or even with plain rice.
Adding pinch of sugar enhance the taste of this Koottu.

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