White Pumpkin Kootu

White pumpkin or poosanikaai is a much relished vegetable on a hot summer day. You either make sambhar or kootu with this. A best accompaniment for any kuzhambu



Pumpkin – 1 small rind
Moong dal – 1 cup
Coconut 2 tbls
Green chilli 2
Jeera seeds ½ tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Curry leaves – a sprig
Salt and oil.

Cut pumpkin and remove the skin beforehand . Cut the pumpkin into slightly big pieces as it will be easily mashed . Cook moong dal in a cooker or micro wave oven .Mash it well. Cook the pumpkins in open vessel with little water . When it is cooked add the dal. Meanwhile grind coconut, green chilly and cumin seeds into a fine paste . Add this to the pumpkin. Add little salt , curry leaves and temper with mustard seeds and urad dal . Perfect cool dish.



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