Jun 4, 2008

Onion & dhall kootu

This is the quickest recipe one can make as a side dish for rotis. Here is the recipe.

  1. Onion - 1 (nicely chopped)
  2. Channa dhall - 3 tbsp
  3. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  4. Rasam powder - 1/4 tsp
  5. Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Oil - 1 tsp
  8. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  9. Urad dhall - 1/2 tsp
  10. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  11. Red chillies - 1
  12. Curry leaves - few
First take a pressure pan, put the chopped onion and channa dhall, add turmeric powder and pressure cook it upto 2 whistles. When it is ready to open, take a pan, pre heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add urad dhall, red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida powder and fry it till golden brown. Now add the cooked onion and channa dhall to it. Add rasam powder and salt and let it boil for 5 mts. If necessary add some more water to it. In order to get a thicker consistency, take a teaspoon of besan flour, mix it with 2 tbsp of water and pour it to the onion mixture. Let it cook for another 2 mts. Turn off the stove, when you get the required consistency. This is a wonderful side dish for chapathi

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