Thursday, 10 March 2011


vellarikka 1
passi paruppu( moong dal) 1/4 cup
grated coconut 1/4 cup
green chilli 2
cumin 1 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

1. cook moong dal (passi paruppu).
2. grind coconut,green chilli & cumin along with turmeric powder.
3. scrap and cube the cucumber(vellarikka).

4. heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard, urad dal, dry red chilli(optional)& curry leaves.
5. now add  diced cucumber & toss gently.
6. cover & cook till the cucumber is tender.
7. add the cooked moong dal(passi paruppu) & coconut mixture.
8. add required salt and cook.
9. if you want gravy consistency then add little water or else allow it to thicken.
10. vellarikka kootu is done.

you can make zucchini ( courgette ) kootu in this way.

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