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Tuesday, April 6, 2010



Chow chow - 1/2 kg
Moong dal - 2 tablespoons
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Pepper - 1/4 tsp.
Dry red chilly - 1
Urad dhal (split) - 1 tsp.
Coconut(scraped) - 3 tablespoons
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few
Oil - 1 tsp.


Pressure cook moong dhal with turmeric powder and mash it well. Keep aside.

In a pan, heat oil and fry pepper, chillies, and urad dhal till golden brown. Grind it in a mixie to a paste alongwith scraped coconut.

Peel and dice chow chow to cubes. Cook it with a pinch of turmeric powder, required amount of salt and hing. When done, add the mashed dhal and ground paste and bring it to a boil till thick.

Season it with mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Goes well with South Indian meals, rice, pooris and chappatis.


  1. Kootu looks awesome, love it with rotis...

  2. Looks so pleasing to eyes shanti,will try,usually will do with sambhar powder only..

  3. Never added pepper to kootu......must give a try.looks tempting

  4. Looks cute and delicious...

  5. Perfect homemade kootu - authentic and tempting!

  6. Nice recipe..looks simply delicious.

  7. Even my today'spost is Kootu,. Looks yum.

  8. Oh Shanthi, the name got me all excited..CHOW CHOW..and love this easy recipe. Healthy and delicious Kootu. BTW what is Chow Chow..somekind of squash or pumpkin.

  9. Love chow chow and the kootu, your click is very good dear, looks so yummy!!

  10. looks so delicious..love the click

  11. I am searching for Iyengar recipies for a long time.Glad i found ur website.Its very helpful for newbies like me.

  12. Shanthi, nice blog you got here. Following you. BTW, what is chow chow?

  13. Hello, Thanks for visiting my blog. I must say that I have never seen kootu photo this well taken. I love kottu and love this blog with so many great recipes.I am going to follow you because I think I am going to learn a lot from you. Thank you.

  14. woooww.Lovely blog. Happy to follow u. I love each and every items here in ur blog.

  15. Lovely blog....the koot looks awesome!!

  16. Hello Aunty , your blog is very nice. I always take the recipes from your blog. I just looked at your profile today and I was so surprised when I found you are Kaushik's mother. I hope you remember me. I am Rohini , his classmate in srec. Thanks for your recipes and nice to meet you here :))))

  17. Ya Rohini, I remember you and how r u ? How is your married life? Are u put up in US? Contact me in my mail ID.

  18. Shanthi mami, I am your all time fan. I used to put everything in the cooker and do. This one looks yummy. Will try yours next time.


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