Poosanikai Poricha Kootu / Pumpkin Olan / Ashgourd Lentils Curry

Poosanikai Poricha Kootu / Pumpkin Olan / Ashgourd Lentils Curry

Winter Melon Lentils Curry:


Winter melon 1 large piece – peeled, de seed, diced
Mung dal (lentils) cooked 2 cups
Turmeric 1 pinch
Oil few spoons

Wet-grind These:

Green chilies 2
Grated coconut 1/4 cup
Toasted Urid dal 1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 spoon
Ginger 1″grated

For Tempering:

Oil few spoons
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Curry leaves few.


In a wide wok, heat oil. Add diced pumpkin followed by salt, turmeric and cooked lentils. Cover and cook briefly. Further add the wet-ground paste to it, continue cooking, until tender.

In a separate pan, heat oil and add the tempering spices. Run this over the kootu/olan made above. Serve warm as a side dish to South Indian meals.


10 Responses so far.

  1. sangee vijay says:

    I like moong dal with anything…Kootu luks so inviting n tempting…little different from mine …definitley will try this too…yummy blogger !!!

  2. This looks awesome…nice with rice…

  3. Vidhya says:

    I make Olan but differently.Your recipe sounds delicious.

  4. Chitra says:

    I love this dish… with ghee and white rice… mmmmmm….. yummy!

  5. Sneha Benny says:

    I am completely new to this dish !!! Thanks for sharing !!

  6. GEETHA ACHAL says:

    ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கு மலர்…

  7. thats a wonderful curry !looks delicious !

  8. divya says:

    Wow it looks sooo tempting .. feel like having it right now :)

Leave a Reply


Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: