Poriccha Koottu (Moong dal with veggies)

Prep Time
50 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
4 servings
  • 8 tbsp yellow moong dal
  • handful of spinach
  • ½ snake gourd
  • ¼ ash gourd
  • 1 carrot
  • salt to taste
  • coriander leaves to garnish

To grind into a paste

  • 2 red dry chillies
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 4 tbsp grated coconut
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

To temper

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • a pinch of hing
  • 1 red chili
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • a few curry leaves
  • Dry roast the paste ingredients except the coconut.
  • When cool, grind them all into a paste and keep aside.
  • Pressure cook or cook the lentils in an open pan.
  • Steam the vegetables. In another pan dry roast sesame seeds, hing, urad dal, red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Add the steamed vegetables and salt.
  • Add the cooked dal.
  • Simmer for 3 mins.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander.
  • Temper with mustard seeds, hing, red chillies, urad dal and curry leaves.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

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