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Friday, May 8, 2009

CONVALESCENT KOOTU


This kootu is very healthy for convalescent people. No tamarind and no chillies but still tasty.

INGREDIENTS:

All fresh vegetables (preferably naatu karikai) - Ash gourd, avarakkai, brinjal, kovakkai, shelled peas, etc. - 3 cups
Tomato - 2 large
Toor dal ( boiled) - 1 cup
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few

Mustard seeds - a pinch
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder - 1 pinch

Hing - 1 pinch

Oil

Salt

METHOD:


Chop all the vegetables and tomatoes.

Boil toor dhal and keep aside.

In a kadai, heat little oil, add mustard seeds and when it splutters, add cumin seeds. Now add tomatoes, curry leaves, turmeric powder, hing and fry for a while till the raw smell of the tomato goes. Now add the chopped vegetables and salt and mix well. Sprinkle some water and cover it with a lid till it gets cooked. Add the boiled toor dhal, mix well and stir it for some time. Now your kootu is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves.

4 comments :

  1. Invariably anyone would only say that it looks divine and with all the veggies there oh my I wish I could have that now...

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  2. romba differenta iruku... never tried tomato in kootu! should try this!

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  3. shantiji, this should be a good side dish for rotis too. by the way ur blog is very impressive with a great feeling of a typical iyengar house hold.keep it u p

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  4. fantastic blog,treasure trove of rare authentic traditional,healthy recipes.please continue.keep it up.

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