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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

CHOW CHOW KOOTU

INGREDIENTS:

Chow chow - 1/2 kg
Moong dal - 2 tablespoons
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Pepper - 1/4 tsp.
Dry red chilly - 1
Urad dhal (split) - 1 tsp.
Coconut(scraped) - 3 tablespoons
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few
Hing
Salt
Oil - 1 tsp.

METHOD:


Pressure cook moong dhal with turmeric powder and mash it well. Keep aside.

In a pan, heat oil and fry pepper, chillies, and urad dhal till golden brown. Grind it in a mixie to a paste alongwith scraped coconut.

Peel and dice chow chow to cubes. Cook it with a pinch of turmeric powder, required amount of salt and hing. When done, add the mashed dhal and ground paste and bring it to a boil till thick.

Season it with mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Goes well with South Indian meals, rice, pooris and chappatis.

22 comments :

  1. Kootu looks awesome, love it with rotis...

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  2. Looks so pleasing to eyes shanti,will try,usually will do with sambhar powder only..

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  3. Never added pepper to kootu......must give a try.looks tempting

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  4. Looks cute and delicious...

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  5. Perfect homemade kootu - authentic and tempting!

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  6. Nice recipe..looks simply delicious.

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  7. Even my today'spost is Kootu,. Looks yum.

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  8. Oh Shanthi, the name got me all excited..CHOW CHOW..and love this easy recipe. Healthy and delicious Kootu. BTW what is Chow Chow..somekind of squash or pumpkin.

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  9. Love chow chow and the kootu, your click is very good dear, looks so yummy!!

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  10. looks so delicious..love the click

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  11. I am searching for Iyengar recipies for a long time.Glad i found ur website.Its very helpful for newbies like me.

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  12. Shanthi, nice blog you got here. Following you. BTW, what is chow chow?

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  13. Hello, Thanks for visiting my blog. I must say that I have never seen kootu photo this well taken. I love kottu and love this blog with so many great recipes.I am going to follow you because I think I am going to learn a lot from you. Thank you.

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  14. woooww.Lovely blog. Happy to follow u. I love each and every items here in ur blog.

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  15. Lovely blog....the koot looks awesome!!

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  16. Hello Aunty , your blog is very nice. I always take the recipes from your blog. I just looked at your profile today and I was so surprised when I found you are Kaushik's mother. I hope you remember me. I am Rohini , his classmate in srec. Thanks for your recipes and nice to meet you here :))))

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  17. Ya Rohini, I remember you and how r u ? How is your married life? Are u put up in US? Contact me in my mail ID.

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  18. Shanthi mami, I am your all time fan. I used to put everything in the cooker and do. This one looks yummy. Will try yours next time.

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