Pumpkin-Poppy Seeds Kootu

Here is another version of kootu which we enjoy at home. This is a very simple kootu where there is no roasting of dals/spices is involved. We love it for its simplicity. If you love the taste of poppy seeds, then it is a must try!!

For Day 2 week 3 of BM #28, check it out.

Ingredients - 

Pumpkin, cubed 1 1/2 cups (I used red pumpkin, the white one would be good too)
Toor Dal 3/4 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry Leaves few, Asafoetida 1/8 tsp)

Masala to Grind - 
Poppy Seeds 1 tsp 
Green chillies  3-4 (or to taste)
Coconut, grated 2 Tbsp

Method Of Preparation -

Pressure cook toor dal until cooked well. Boil pumpkin separately until just about tender.

Grind the ingredients listed under 'masala to grind' adding a little water and set aside. 

In a heated pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning. After the mustard seeds crackle, add the ground masala paste and saute for a few seconds.

Add the turmeric, cooked pumpkin, cooked dal and salt. Mix well and let it simmer until the flavors blend.

Remove from fire and serve it hot with rice.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#28.

Preparation Time 35 min
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Saturday, May 18, 2013


  1. delicious and lip smacking kootu.

  2. Kootu looks amazing dear

  3. I have yet to try the koots..but this one surely sounds rich.bookmarked.

  4. Akila Says:
  5. Delicious kootu... Lip smacking

  6. looks great...another interesting kootu

  7. Pavani Says:
  8. Such a simple, healthy & delicious kootu.

  9. Priya Suresh Says:
  10. I rarely make kootu with pumpkins, poppy seeds addition sounds quite interesting. Delicious kootu.

  11. I must try this sometime. Sounds interesting & healthy

  12. This combo sounds new to me,loved the color of the kootu..

  13. Suma Gandlur Says:
  14. All the kootu versions of yours sound delicious.

  15. Srivalli Says:
  16. Enjoyed your kootus Harini..never used sesame till now..should try it sometime..

  17. Unknown Says:
  18. delicious kootu and so beautiful in color!!! love the serving bowls also!!
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  19. I totally forgot the taste of Poppy seeds, since it is banned here!!! Looks yum!!! :)

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