Watermelon and Banana Blossom Kootu

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 cup - water melon white rinds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup - banana blossom, chopped and soaked in buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup - moong dal
  • 1/2 cup - channa dal
  • 1 - onion, chopped
  • 2 - green chillies, slit
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • A few - curry leaves
  • 1 tsp each - mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - asafoetida powder
  • Coriander leaves - chopped
  • To grind:
  • 1 tbsp - channa dal
  • 2 tbsp - coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp- fenugreek seeds
  • 3 - dry red chillies
  • 2 tbsp - grated coconut

How to Make Watermelon and Banana Blossom Kootu

  • Dry roast the channa dal, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, grated coconut and dry red chillies and grind them. Keep aside.
  • Heat enough oil in a pressure cooker, splutter the mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds and asafoetida powder.
  • Add the chopped onions and slit green chillies, saute until the onions turn translucent.
  • Now add the watermelon white rinds, banana blossom (strain the buttermilk), salt and turmeric powder, and saute for a few minutes.
  • Add the washed dals and enough water. Pressure cook up to 3 whistles.
  • Once the steam gets released, add the spice powder as per need and curry leaves. Bring everything to a boil and turn off the stove. Garnish the coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or rotis.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Priya Easy N Tasty Recipe