SPINACH WITH BOTTLE GOURD

SPINACH WITH BOTTLE GOURD


Spinach with Bottle Gourd  Kootu

INGREDIENTS:

Bottle gourd diced                            -  1 cup  

Spinach leaves                                  -   1/2 cup

Moong dal                                        -   1 cup 

Water                                                -   2 cups

Salt                                                   -   to taste

Oil                                                    -   1 tbsp

Green chillies sliced                        -   1 tbsp

Ginger grated                                  -   1 tsp

Mustard seeds                                  -    1 tsp

Red chillies                                      -    2 

Asafoetida powder                           -   1/4 tsp 

Turmeric powder                             -   1/4 tsp

Curry leaves                                     -  1 tsp


To Roast and  Powder:

Coriander seeds                               -   2 tbsp

fenugreek seeds                               -   1 tsp 

Cumin seeds                                    -   1  tsp

Peppercorns                                    -   1 tsp

Red dry chillies                               -    2

Grated coconut.                              -    2 tbsp

Dry roast and powder all the ingredients together.

METHOD:

Cook moong dal and keep aside..

Take a frying pan heat oil  add in mustard dry chilli, asafoetida and curry leaves  and add turmeric powder to it.

Add in the bottle gourd, spinach  leaves and cooked dal, water and salt. 

Stir well  cover and cook in low flame.

Cook till the veggies are well cooked, add in the ground powder.

The dish should be in thick consistency. 

Your spinach with bottle guard  ready to taste..

Goes well with rice and roti.

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