Jun 12, 2008

Mixed Vegetable kootu

This kootu can be made with some left over vegetables like beans, peas, carrot, chow chow, kholrabi, ridge gourd, wintermelon, pumpkin etc. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients:-
  1. Vegetables (of your own choice) - 2 cups (chopped)
  2. Moong Dhall - 1/2 cup
  3. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Coconut - 2 tsp
  6. Cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp
  7. Green chillies - 2
For Seasoning:-
  1. Oil - 1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  3. Urad dhall - 1/2 tsp
  4. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  5. Curry leaves - few
Pressure cook moong dhall with a pinch of turmeric powder. Keep it aside. Grind coconut, green chillies and cumin into a fine paste. Keep it aside. Now take a wide pan, put all the vegetables, add turmeric powder, salt and required amount of water and let all the vegetables cook. When all the vegetables become tender, add the coconut paste to it and add a little water and let it cook for another 5 minutes. Now add the cooked moong dhall and let it all mix nicely and cook for another 5 mts. Turn off the stove. 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 and pour it on top of kootu.
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