Jun 2, 2008

Cucumber Kootu

This is a very simple recipe and if we have no other vegetable to cook other than cucumber, we can try making this kootu which can be eaten with rice and can be used as a side dish also. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients:-
  1. Cucumber - 1 cup (chopped into big cubes)
  2. Moong dhall - 1/4 cup
  3. turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Pepper - 1/2 tsp
For seasoning:-
  1. Oil - 1/2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  3. Urad dhall - 1/4 tsp
  4. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  5. Curry leaves - few
First, pressure cook moong dhall with a pinch of turmeric powder. Keep it aside. Take a pan, add cucumber+required amount of water + turmeric powder + salt and let it cook for 5 mts. When the cucumber is 1/2 cooked add the cooked moong dhall + pepper to it and let it boil for 7 mts. Turn off the stove when everything is nicely mixed. This is kootu. Take a small pan, pre heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add urad dhall, asafoetida powder and curry leaves and let it fry till golden brown. Pour it on top of kootu.
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