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White Pumpkin-Gramdhal Kootu

White Pumpkin Pieces cooked with gramdal and spices

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

This White Pumpkin-Gramdal Kootu is an easy, tasty and popular side-dish in Tamil Nadu and Kerala which needs 10 mins microwave cooking-time only. Try at home and enjoy this side-dish!.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 3 cups White Pumpkin pieces(chop after peeling and de-seeding)
    • 5 tsp Gram dal(half-cooked for 6 mins with 1 1/2 cup water, little salt and 1 green-chilli(slit))
    • 2 tbsp coconut fine-paste(ground with 1/2 tsp cumin seeds,1 small onion)
    • 1 tbsp finely chopped onions
    • 3 whole red chillies
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
    • few curry leaves
    • few coriander leaves
    • 2 tsp refined oil
    • 1 1/2 tsp salt to taste


    1. Do not strain the water (from the half-cooked gram dal).
    2. Take a microwave bowl and mix all the ingredients  and Microwave(high) this mixture 10 mins.
    3. Serve this White Pumpkin-Gramdal Kootu  hot with rice and sambar or chapathis.