Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Vegetable Kootu

"Vegetable Kootu" is type of Sambar with different spices. The kootu has lots of vegetables which are healthy and nutritious. Vegetable kootu is served in lunches at marriages and is also served at Raghavendra swamy mutts. It's delicious when mixed with rice.

This is an easier and faster version of the recipe:

2 cups of mixed vegetables
(Beans,carrot,potato with skin,peas,peanuts,bell peppers,Tomato,Yam etc)
1 cup cooked toordal
2 tbsp of Sambar powder
1 tsp of  roasted urad dal powder
1 tsp of roasted black pepper
3 tbsp of grated fresh coconut
Jaggery - 1 inch piece
Tamarind juice- 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Peanut oil- 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Red chilli- 1-2
Curry leaves- 3-4
Turmeric- 1 tsp
Hing- a pinch
Coriander leaves chopped- 1 tsp

Cook Toor dal along with peanuts in the pressure cooker. Cook each vegetable until tender separately and then combine all in a vessel/pan. Grind coconut,sambar powder,urad dal powder and black pepper powder in a mixie with little water. Add the cooked dal with peanuts,tamarind juice and the spicy ground paste. Add jaggery and salt.  Let it boil. Add the seasoning. Serve with rice and some happala and sandige. Enjoy.

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