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Poosnikai Molguttal

Another of Tam Brahm delicacies, this one has the goodness of dal and veggies alongside coconut red chillies. Mom used to make this twice a week with different veggies or spinach.This one is a regular in the household and when paired up with togayals ( chutney) or pachadis and rasam is a bliss. ;P

A no onion, no garlic recipe.


Serves: 2


White pumpkin: ½ cup
Potato: 1 diced.
Moong Dal: ½ cup
Water: 1 cup
Salt to taste.

To grind:

Coconut pieces/grated: 1/4th cup
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp.
Red Chili: 2

To temper:
Coconut oil: 1tsp
Mustard seeds: 1tsp
Curry leaves a spring.


1. Pressure cook the pumpkin with moong dal and water for 3 whistles.

2. Grind the “To grind items”
3. Boil the cooked dal, veggies mixture and add the coconut paste and boil for a couple of minutes on a medium flame.

4. Temper with “To temper” items.

Serve hot with rice and togayal or pachadis or simple pickle.




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