Sunday, May 26, 2013

Pasiparuppu Kootu / Yellow (split) Moongdhal stew

Kootu in Tamilnadu refers to a stew that combines vegetables, dhal and coconut. Kootu in tamil refers to addition. I'm brought up with this kootu and this is my son's latest favorite along with curd rice; not sure how soon he is going to get bored of this. He keeps changing his favorites often..

This is one of the favorite recipes for both me and my mom. If she has to to prepare just for both of us, it would be rasam and this kootu or Puli kuzhambu and this kootu. I like the versatility of this recipe; it can be had alone with rice or like a side dish to curd rice or with Rasam / Puli Kuzhambu. It takes part in our weekly menu atleast once or twice.

Here goes the easy recipe:


Pasiparuppu (Split yellow Moong Dhal) 1/2 cup
Chopped vegetables 1/2 cup
Grated coconut 4-5 tsp
Dried Red Chilles 1-2
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder
Salt and water

To temper:

Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Urad Dhal 1/4 tsp
Pearl Onions few
Curry leaves few


Soak Yellow split moong dhal for 10-15 minutes. Grate coconut and grind it along with chillies and cumin seeds.


In a Pan, heat water and cook vegetables. Mean while cook dhal in pressure cooker. 

When done, transfer the cooked dhal to the vegetables. Add turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt. When both gets combined well and start boiling well, add the coconut paste. 

Boil till done. Prepare the tempering and pour it over.

Serve with just steamed rice/ curd rice / steamed rice with Puli kuzhambu or Rasam.
Serves: 2

I've used Snake Gourd (Pudalankai) in this recipe.

Other Vegetables used in this kootu:

Peerkankkai  (Ridge Gourd)
Surakkai (Bottle Gourd)
Poosanikkai (Pumpkin)

Also Linking this recipe to Cook like Mom happening at Foodelicious,  Celebrate - Love for Mum happening at Tangy Minds intially started at Jagruti's cooking and WTML - Walking through Memory lane happening at Nivethanams and initially started at Gayathri's cook spot.


Unknown said...

Laxmi.. I love mung dal in all forms :P Thank you for sharing this. And am so happy to see you blogging regularly , nice pictures. I just think it would be really great if you can include a step by step 'while cooking' pics.

Laxmipriya said...

Thx sukanya.. wit my naughty son,it s quite difficult to take step by step clicks.. bt will try soon.. :)

Aruna Manikandan said...

healthy and delicious kootu :)

meena said...

i also prepare the same way,it tastes great with pulikulambu

Chitra said...

Nice recipe. sounds yummy.

Merry Tummy said...

So colourful and refreshing..Nice pics :)

Priya Suresh said...

Can survive for many days with this kootu, my favourite food.

Prema said...

Wow yummy and comfort kootu,luks gr8

Unknown said...

we make this kootu all the time.. so comforting and so healthy and so delicious... Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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Achu said...

Lovely and very healthy one :) :) Thanks for linking this entry in my event Celebrate Love for Mum

Pari Vasisht said...

Comfort food.
Thanks for linking it to Cook Like Mom Event.


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