Zucchini - Moongdhal Gravy

Zucchini or courgette is one vegetable that I picked up from the farmers market after much hesitation initially. Once I started using it in my cooking, it became a regular in the shopping list.One of the dishes that I make often is this kootu / gravy that has become a family favorite.I prepare this in the pressure cooker so it gets done quickly and there is just one vessel to wash up later.

I used:

Zucchini - 1,medium size,peeled and diced
Moong dal -1 cup
Onion-1,peeled and chopped
Sambar powder-2 teaspoons
Mustard-1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - a few
Salt to taste
Oil- 2 teaspoons
Coriander leaves to garnish

  1. Heat oi l in a pressure cooker.
  2. Put in mustard and curry leaves.
  3. When the mustard crackles, put in onion and saute till light brown.
  4. Next in goes tomato and cook for a few minutes.
  5. Add 2 cups water and bring to boil.[Adjust the quantity of water based on the gravy consistency you prefer]
  6. Put in zucchini cubes, moong dal, sambarpowder, salt.Mix well.
  7. Pressure cook for 10-15 minutes or till the dal is soft.
  8. When the pressure releases,remove the gravy into a serving dish and garnish with coriander leaves.

This goes well with Chapathi and poori...

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