Friday, August 15, 2008

Mixed Vegetable Kootu

Toor dhal - 1/2 cup
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Vegetables Cut into chunks (Carrot, Beans, Peas, Ridge Gourd(Heerekai), Chayote Squash (Seeme badnekai), Potato) - 2 cups
Groundnuts (soaked overnight) - 1/4 cup
Kootu powder - 3 Tbsp
Greated Dry coconut - 3 Tbsp
Coriander leaves - few
Tamarind juice - 2 Tbsp
Jaggery - 1 Tbsp
Turmaric - a pinch
Oil - 1 Tbsp
Salt to taste

Pressure cook Toor dhal, groundnuts, and vegetables with a pinch of turmaric. Wait for 2 whistles. Let the cooker cool.

Grind coconut, kootu powder, coriander leaves to a paste with little water.

Take oil in a pan, when hot add urad dhal. When urad dhal starts turning brown, add cooked dhal and vegetables.

Add the grinded paste, tamarind juice, jaggery and salt to taste. Let it come to boil.

Kootu is ready. Enjoy it with rice and a tsp of ghee.


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