Thursday, January 1, 2009


Happy New Year to Everyone!!

Am starting with a nutritious recipe this New Year, Kootu. Kootu is very healthy and protein rich recipe made from dhal and vegetables. One of the very best thing in kootu is we can add variety of vegetables and also its easiness in preparation. My kid loves kootu very much and I make it a point to prepare for him at least twice in a week. This goes well with plain rice and rotis.


Chow Chow – 1 medium size

Carrot – 1 big size

Potato – 1 medium size

Green Peas – 1 cup

Tomato – 1 big size

Turmeric Powder – a pinch

Salt – As required

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tbp

Curry leaves and coriander leaves – few

Moong dal – 1 cup

Urad dal – 2 tbp

Red chilies – 2-3

Asafoetida – small piece

Cumin seeds – 1 tbp

Pepper – 1/2 tbp

Grated coconut – 2-3 tbp


· Wash and cut the veggies in small pieces.

· Pressure cook moong dal with the veggies for 2 to 3 whistles adding turmeric powder and necessary salt.

· Heat oil in a pan and fry asafoetida, urad dal, pepper, and red chilies.

· Grind the fried items along with coconut and cumin seeds to a smooth paste.

· Add the ground paste to the moong dal – veggie mixture and allow it to boil for 2-3 minutes. Please note at this instant that the mixture should be stirred then and there to avoid overburning.

· Season with mustard seeds, urad dal, and curry leaves and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice/rotis.


Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hi, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comments.

I like your recipes and they are just my kind.

Poricha kootu looks yummy. i am going to try this soon. have bookmarked it. i also have chow chow lying in the fridge. so will try and let u know.

sriharivatsan said...

Oh really..Thanks..Feeling very g8 when my senior appreciates me..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

oh i am not senior.. i will probably be younger than you.. who knows.. hehe. i tried this today for dinner and liked it very much. it was tasty. i usually make something similar with capsicum. it tastes good too. thanks for the recipe.

sriharivatsan said...

Senior in the sense, i meant, in the blogging world..