Jul 3, 2011

Zuchini Mixed Vegetables Kootu

I made this kootu last week. It came out pretty good and it went well with rice an also with Roti. Here goes the recipe.

  1. Zuchini - 1 cup (chopped)
  2. tomato - 1 (chopped into cubes)
  3. Mixed Vegetables - 1 cup (frozen)
  4. Moong dhall - 1/2 cup
  5. Toor Dhall - 2 tbsp
  6. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Oil -1 tsp
  9. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  10. Urad dhall - 1/2 tsp
  11. Hing -  a pinch
  12. curry leaves - for garnishing
To grind :-
  1. Coriander seeds - 3/4 tsp
  2. channa dhall - 1/2 tsp
  3. red chillies - 2 or 3 (acc to taste)
  4. Coconut - 2 tsp (shredded) **
  5. fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Pressure cook moong dhall & toor dhall adding required amount of turmeric powder.  Keep it aside. Thaw the frozen vegetables and keep it aside.  In the mean time, fry the ingredients given for grinding, to golden brown and let it cool. Grind it into a fine paste and keep it aside. In a wide pan, put the zuchini pieces and chopped tomato pieces, add required amount of water & turmeric powder and let it cook for about 5 to 7 minutes. If both the veggies are 3/4th cooked, add the thawed frozen veggies & salt to it and let it boil for another 3 to 5 minutes. Now add the coconut paste to it and boil it for another 3 minutes. Add the cooked dhall to it. Let it boil for another 3 to 5 minutes.  Now kootu is ready. In a small pan, pre heat oil, splutter mustard seeds, fry urad dhall to golden brown, add hing and pour it on top of the kootu. Garnish it with curry leaves.

** - If you are allergic to coconut, then try using almonds in the place of coconut. For 2 tsp of shredded coconut, you can use 4 almonds.

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