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Thursday, June 9, 2011

TOMATILLO KOOTU / THAKKALIKKAI KOOTU



This is a traditional kootu made with thakkalikkai (Tomatillos), slightly different from the normal kootus we make.

INGREDIENTS:

Tomatillos - 6
Moong dhal - 2 tablespoons
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp.
Coriander leaves - few
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 2 tsp.

To grind :

Green chillies - 2
Scraped coconut - 1/4 cup

To temper :

Ghee - 1 tsp.
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp.
Cumin seeds - -1/2 tsp.
Hing
Curry leaves - a sprig

METHOD:

Select firm tomatillos.

Pressure cook moong dhal alongwith turmeric powder and mash well.

Grind the items given in "To grind" to a paste.

In a pressure pan, heat oil, add the tomatillos and saute well. Add salt and saute for a minute.

Now add the mashed dhal & ground paste. Pour in half a cup of water and pressure cook for 1 whistle**. Temper with the given ingredients. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice. Goes well with chappathis. A perfect side dish for southindian thali.

NOTE: ** Tomatillos are slightly hard to get cooked even if we cook it covered for a long time. To enable perfect cooking of the tomatillos, pressure cook for 1 whistle.

27 comments :

  1. Nice one and sounds interesting

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  2. This sounds nice wid tomatillos...looks yumm

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  3. I have done this too.Yummy stuff..

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  4. Nice recipe didi. Its been ages since I had this. Will give it a try.

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  5. Kootu looks very tasty and inviting.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. Delicious kootu :) I would love it with rice and appalam :)

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  7. Never tried anything with tomatillo... Looks different and yummy to me...

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  8. Yumm tangy and super delicious kootu,love tomatillo as kootu a lot..

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  9. delicious combination looks wonderful

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  10. sounds wonderful, healthy! Perfect with roti's

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  11. My mom makes this,I love it a lot,never tried of myself...yummy and tangy!

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  12. My mouth is watering, this looks so tempting.

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  13. I get these tomatoes from my sisters home.. will try this version it looks perfect n yumm..

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  14. Mom makes this thakali pasiparuppu kootu always for Chapathi...though she uses tomatos instead of tomatillos and she skips cocount in the menu...I will try with ur version soon...now I am gonna search for tomatillos :)

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  15. I am so dejected that I never can find these here or anywhere in a long time. The kootu brings back so many nostalgic memories of days when we had a small patch of tomatoes growing at home. Lipsmacking at your picture.

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  16. This recipe is new to me, sounds good. thanks

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  18. WOW... That was a very different try... Nice recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

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  19. Akka u wont believe nethi thaan oru tamil samyal video paathen using this tomatillo n u posted today...sounds yUm!!!

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  20. Tomatillos are not really raw tomatoes. Tomatillos actually belong to the gooseberry family. Did you make these with raw tomatoes or tomatillos?

    Love your traditional recipes - my cooking now smells like MIL's cooking from time to time :)

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