Vellai Poosanikaai kotu (Ash gourd stew) is a typical South Indian recipe. Ash gourd is an excellent source of vitamin B1, vitamin B3, vitamin C. This a good vegetable for maintaining a healthy blood pressure. We can make 3 varieties of stew with ash gourd. Tamarind based stew is called Rasavangi, We can also make this stew  with or without stew. This white pumpkin stew goes well as a side dish with rice and chapati. White pumpkin kootu is a kootu variety which I make quite often in my kitchen. Its a very tasty kootu and can be cooked quickly and easily.


White Pumpkin Kootu| Vellai Poosanikai kootu | Ash gourd Stew Recipe
White Pumpkin Kootu| Vellai Poosanikai kootu | Ash gourd Stew Recipe



Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Servings4
Recipe CategoryStew
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

White Pumpkin Kootu| Vellai Poosanikai kootu | Ash gourd Stew Recipe
White Pumpkin Kootu| Vellai Poosanikai kootu | Ash gourd Stew Recipe

Ingredients:
Pumpkin1/2 Kg
Channa Dal1/4 Cup
SaltTo taste
Turmeric Powder1/4 teaspoon

* 1 Cup = 250ml
For Grinding:
Raw Rice1 tablespoon
Grated Coconut1/2 Cup
Green Chilli1
Cumin Seeds1 teapsoon

For Seasoning:
Coconut Oil1 teapsoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Red Chilli1
Curry Leavesfew

White Pumpkin Kootu| Vellai Poosanikai kootu | Ash gourd Stew Recipe
White Pumpkin Kootu| Vellai Poosanikai kootu | Ash gourd Stew Recipe

Method:
  1. Cook channa dhal in pressure cooker till soft.
  2. 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.
  3. Cook on medium flame till soft.Then add cooked dhal. Meanwhile grind the cocunut gratings along with green chilli, jeera and Rice to a paste.
  4. Add this to the cooked pumpkin and mix well. Season it with mustard seeds, channa daal and curry leaves.
  5. Serve the delicious White Pumpkin Kootu with rice or roti and enjoy the dish!
  6. White Pumpkin Kootu| Vellai Poosanikai kootu | Ash gourd Stew Recipe
    White Pumpkin Kootu| Vellai Poosanikai kootu | Ash gourd Stew Recipe

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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.

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