Poosanikai Poricha Kootu / Pumpkin Olan / Ashgourd Lentils Curry

Winter Melon Lentils Curry:


Winter melon 1 large piece - peeled, de seed, diced
Mung dal (lentils) cooked 2 cups
Turmeric 1 pinch
Oil few spoons

Wet-grind These:

Green chilies 2
Grated coconut 1/4 cup
Toasted Urid dal 1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 spoon
Ginger 1"grated

For Tempering:

Oil few spoons
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Curry leaves few.


In a wide wok, heat oil. Add diced pumpkin followed by salt, turmeric and cooked lentils. Cover and cook briefly. Further add the wet-ground paste to it, continue cooking, until tender.

In a separate pan, heat oil and add the tempering spices. Run this over the kootu/olan made above. Serve warm as a side dish to South Indian meals.


sangee vijay said...

I like moong dal with anything...Kootu luks so inviting n tempting...little different from mine ...definitley will try this too...yummy blogger !!!

Suman Singh said...

Looks yummy!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

This looks awesome...nice with rice...

Vidhya said...

I make Olan but differently.Your recipe sounds delicious.

Biny Anoop said...

sounds gud and healthy

Chitra said...

I love this dish... with ghee and white rice... mmmmmm..... yummy!

Sneha Benny said...

I am completely new to this dish !!! Thanks for sharing !!


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Only Fish Recipes said...

thats a wonderful curry !looks delicious !

divya said...

Wow it looks sooo tempting .. feel like having it right now :)