White pumpkin kootu is a kootu variety which i make quite oftenly in my kitchen. Its a very tasty kootu and can be cooked quickly and easily.

Pumpkin– 300 grams
Channa Dhal – ½ 4up
Turmeric Power – a pinch
Salt – ½ teaspoon or as per taste

For seasoning:
Oil – 1 teaspoon
Mustard – ½ teaspoon

For Grinding
Coconut gratings – 2 tablespoons
Red chillies – 2
Jeera – 1 teaspoon
Rice – 1 teaspoon

  • Cook channa dhal in pressure cooker till soft.
  • Cut the pumpkin pieces into medium bite size pieces and put that in a heavy bottomed vessel.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder and enough water to cover the pumpkin.
  • Cook on medium flame till soft.Then add cooked dhal.
  • Meanwhile grind the cocunut gratings along with red chilles, jeera and Rice to a paste.
  • Add this to the cooked pumpkin and mix well. Season it with mustard seeds, channa daal and curry leaves.


  1. super kootu...I tried seasoning with coconut oil, it tasted gr8...Thanks for the recipe. I always do puli kutu with white pumpkin, this is totally different.