Jun 3, 2008

Brinjal poricha kootu 2

This is another kootu we make with channa dhal and peanuts. I like this kootu very much because peanuts very much. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients:-
  1. Brinjal - 1 cup (chopped
  2. Channa dhall - 1/4 cup
  3. Pea nuts - 2 tbsp
  4. Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
  5. coconut - 2 tbsp
  6. urad dhall - 1/2 tsp
  7. Red chillies - 1 (acc to taste)
  8. Pepper - 1/2 tsp
  9. Cumin - 1/4 tsp
  10. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
For seasoning:-
  1. Oil - 1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  3. Urad dhall - 1/4 tsp
  4. Red chillies - 1
  5. Curry leaves - few
  6. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
First pressure cook channa dhall with required amount of water and a pinch of turmeric powder. Do not over cook. It needs to be 1/2 cooked. Take a small pan, pour a drop of oil, fry urad dhall, red chillies, pepper, cumin and coconut to golden brown and let it cool. Grind it into a fine paste. Now take a pan, put the brinjal pieces and peanuts, add turmeric powder and salt and let it cook for 7 to 10 mts. When it is 1/2 cooked, add the pressure cooked channa dhall to it and also add the coconut paste and let everything cook for another 5 to 7 mts. A nice aroma of coconut, peanuts and pepper will come out of the kootu. Now turn off the stove.

Take a small pan, pre heat remaining oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add urad dhall, red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida powder and let it fry till golden brown. Pour it on top of kootu. Now kootu is ready to serve. This can be eaten with rice as a main dish or as a side dish with dosa, chapathi.
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