Parapu Kootu
2-3 Servings ~ 20-25 minutes
  • Yellow Pumpkin 400gms (Diced into small cubes)
  • Moong Dal 1 cup, soaked in water
  • Dry Red Chillies 2
  • Curry leaves 1 string
  • Cumin Seeds 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves 2-3 Tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Onion 1 medium, sliced
  • Mustard seeds 1 Tsp
  • Tomato 1 medium, chopped
  • Red chilly powder 2 Tsp
  • Coriander powder 2 ½ Tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Green chillies 2, slit
  • Grated Coconut 4 tbsp
  • Water 1 glass
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil 2-3 Tsp

Parapu Kootu

Parapu kootu is a combination of any dal with any vegetable. This is a typical Tamilian dish. Here I have the combination of moong dal & yellow pumpkin.


– In a pressure cooker, add diced pumpkin, moong dal, tomato, onion, green chilly, coconut, red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, water & salt.
– Close the lid & cook it for 3 whistles.
– Take a pan, heat oil, add mustard and cumin seeds and allow spluttering. Then add the dry red chilli and the curry leaves. Stir fry for 30 seconds.
– Add it to cooker & sprinkle coriander leaves.
– Mix well & serve it hot as a side dish with white rice & Rasam or even with parathas.

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