Jun 11, 2008

Cucumber Kootu 2

This is another way of making cucumber kootu. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients:-
  1. Cucumber - 1 cup (chopped into big cubes)
  2. Channa dhall - 1/4 cup
  3. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  4. Salt to taste.
For Grinding:-
  1. Channa Dhall - 1 tsp
  2. Urad dhall - 1/4 tsp
  3. Coconut - 2 tsp
  4. Red chillies - 1
  5. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  6. Curry leaves - 5
For seasoning:-
  1. Oil - 1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  3. Urad dhall - 1/4 tsp
  4. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  5. Curry leaves - few
Take a pan, pre heat a drop of oil, fry the ingredients given for grinding, to goldeb brown and grind it into a fine paste. Keep it aside. Now take a wide pan, put the chopped cucumber, add turmeric powder, required amount of water, salt and let it cook. Cucumber takes less time to cook. when its half done, add the coconut paste to it and add a little bit of water. Let it again cook for another 3 mts. Now add the cooked channa dhall to it and let everthing mix for another 3 to 5 mts. When everything is nicely mixed, turn off the stove. Take a small pan, pre heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add urad dhall, asafoetida powder and curry leaves and fry it till golden brown. Pour it on top of kootu. This can also be a wonderful side dish for sambar rice and chapathi
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