Mar 26, 2009

Poricha Kootu

Before I begin this post, I would like to thank Jaishree for passing those wonderful awards to me. I am really honoured Jaishree. Thanks so much. Also thanks for all my friends who gave suggestions about the Turnip leaves.

Coming back to business, this recipe is famous in Tanjavur. I don't remember my mom or patti making this dish. But I remember my MIL who makes this very often. I learned this from her. I am not a very big fan of kootu in general, but I like this because of the spiciness from the pepper. Here is the recipe...

Ingredients:-
  1. chow chow- 1 cup (chopped into small cubes)
  2. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  3. Salt to taste
  4. toor dhall - little less than 1/2 cup
  5. Moong dhall - 2 or 3 tbsp (just fill the less than1/2 cup toor dhall with moong dhall)
For Grinding:-
  1. Chann dhall - 2 tsp
  2. Urad dhall - 2 tsp
  3. Black pepper - 1/2 tsp(according to taste)
  4. Coconut - 2 tbsp(can also use more)
  5. Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  6. Red chillies - 1 or 2 (acc to taste)
For Seasoning:-
  1. Oil - 2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  3. urad dhall - 1/2 tsp
  4. Curry leaves - few
  5. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  6. Red chillies - 1 (optional)
This is based on how I make this poricha kootu. Just pressure cook toor dhall, moong dhall and chow chow adding the turmeric powder, upto one whislte. In the mean, fry the ingredients given for grinding to golden brown. Let it cool and grind it into a fine paste. Pre heat a pan, put the cooked dhall+vegetable mixture, adding required amount of water, grounded coconut paste and salt and let it boil nicely. Add water if necessary to get the required consistency. Turn off the stove when you get the required consistency. Pre heat oil in a small pan, splutter mustard seeds, add urad dhall, curry leaves and red chillies and fry it till it becomes golden brown and pour it on top of poricha kootu. Garnish it with curry leaves. Enjoy this with rice, chapathi.

16 comments:

Asha said...

Beautiful looking Kootu, will try. Enjoy Ugadi! :)

A_and_N said...

Nice koottu :) We also make this with cabbage and use payaththam-paruppu.

DEESHA said...

nice kootu .. Happy Ugadi to you

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy recipe dear

Gita's Kitchen said...

I love poricha kootu with rice and rasam, nice picture! Happy Ugadi :)

Maya said...

I am a fan of kottu. Looks good!

raaji said...

Hi vidhya..
How are u???Hows life.....been a long time....
Happy ugadi to u and ur family.....

LG said...

sounds interesting and simple too. Nomdu adai looks delicious too

sriharivatsan said...

Kootu is my favo vidhya....I dont mind even to have that daily..a healthy and nutritious recipie...

Priti said...

Hey nice kootu...I always make chow chow with dal ...will try this next time :)

Geetha Gopal said...

I think this is Poricha Kootu is Thanjavur style. There is kerala style that is called Molagootal. I will write about it in my blog. The picture is so nice. Some people use pepper for this kootu. In kerala cumin seed is used for this kootu. Do visit my recipe blog at http://kitcheninmyhome.blogspot.com

vidhas said...

Nice Kootu. I used to make with moong dhall and only urad shall for grinding.

Ammu said...

Nice kootu. Amma use to make this. love this.

EC said...

I usually make kootu with moong dal, will try with tur dal next time...nice recipe

Wesker said...

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Onno said...

This does sound delicious with all those lovely, colourful ingredients. I love poricha kootu. My husband and I love this recipe. have made it 3 times in a month. Now your picture made me hungry. I can't wait to try it. thank you for sharing your post.

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