Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Thiruvathira Puzhukku.


Kavathu: 250 gms
Red pumpkin 250 gms
Avarakka 200 gms
Tuvar dal 200gms
Pods of Avarakka 100gms
Turmeric powd. 1 tsp.
Grated coconut 1 cup
Green chillies 2 nos.
Curry leaves a few
Coconut oil 1 tbsp.
Mustard 2 tsp
Split urad dal 2 tsp
Red chillies 2 nos.
Jaggery a small piece
Salt to taste

Wash the kavathu in running water before cutting to remove all the soil. Scrape the skin and cut into 1" cubes. Peel and cut the red pumpkin into 1" cubes. Thread the avarakkai
and cut into 1" pieces. Remove the toor from the pods. Wash all the vegetables and pressure cook, with turmeric powder and salt. Grind the coconut and green chillies
coarsely. Heat a thick bottomed kadai and add the cooked vegetables and jaggery piece. Boil for 5 mnts., till all the vegetables are well mixed. Add the coconut mixture and boil for another 5 mnts. Remove from stove and add few curry leaves. In another small kadai heat the coconut oil and add the mustard seeds. When the mustard starts spluttering add the urad dal and red chillies(cut into small bits) . When the urad dal turns brown in color, remove from fire, add a few curry leaves and pour into the prepared vegetable.

This a delicious vegetable.

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