When ever I hear the name of this,it always remembers me a saying-if any one interferes and annoys when two people are talking and asks what are they talking,they say : “சொரக்காய் கூட்டுக்கு உப்பு பத்தல”.😀. I don't know the story behind that,if anyone knows please do share ! I made this as per my MIL’s instructions when I was there. She usually makes dosa by grinding this along with rice. Comes out very soft,will blog surely in future. My mom too makes two versions in this kootu. And I am a big fan of it too,recipes will sure blog in future. My mom adds sugar and makes this sweet. Also she makes a complicated dish with small small rice balls(as they make for paal kozhukattai),which is also a sweet version,it will be just awesome,really!!
Here’s my MIL’s salt version of the kootu. I was not able to concentrate on pictures,still managed to click some. Recipe is very very simple.
Bottle gourd kootu recipe
Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook time: 20 mins | Serves: 4
Bottle gourd, finely chopped - 2 & ½ cups
Salt & water - As needed
Coconut,grated - ¼ cup
Rice flour - ½ tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - ¾ tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Red chillies - 3
- Peel the skin and remove the center soft portion of the veggie.
- Chop them finely.
- Boil it with little water(just to immerse) and salt and cook till done.
- Grind the coconut with rice flour and water,to a smooth paste and add it to the cooked veggie.
- Mix well and boil for 2 minutes and temper with the items given under the ‘To temper’ table. Enjoy as accompaniment for rice.
Is it not so simple? 😊