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.

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  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.