Nov 25, 2008

Zucchini Kootu

Now a days I have started cooking without using coconut. This is the result of what I tried with zuchini. Here is the recipe.
Ingredients:-
  1. Zuchini - 1 (chop it into small cubes)
  2. Moong dhall - 1/2 cup
  3. Toor dhall - 1/4 cup
  4. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Channa Dhall - 1 tbsp
  7. Urad dhall - 2 tsp
  8. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  9. Red chillies - 2
  10. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  11. Oil - 1 tsp
  12. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  13. Urad dhall - 1/2 tsp (for garnishing)
  14. Curry leaves - few
First, cook both the dhall with a pinch of turmeric powder and keep it aside. In the mean time, fry channa dhall, urad dhall, cumin seeds, red chillies and Asafoetida powder to golden brown and keep it aside. Grind it into a fine paste. Also in a wide pan, put the zuchini pieces, add salt and turmeric powder and let it cook. When it is half cooked, add the grounded paste and add water to adjust the consistency. Let it mix for another 3 mts. Now add the cooked dhall and mix it well. Pre heat the oil in a small pan, splutter mustard seeds, add urad dhall and curry leaves and fry it till golden brown and pour it on top of the kootu. This kootu goes really well with rice and chapathi.
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