Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Avarakkai (broad beans) kootu

Avarakkai - 1/4 kg
Moong dhal - 1 Tblsp
Chana dhal - 1 Tblsp
Freshly grated coconut -1/2 cup
Curry leaves - few
Salt - as required
For grinding:
Urad dhal -1 tsp
red chillies - 3-4
Black peppercorns -7-8
Methi seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp

For seasoning:
Urad dhal -1 tsp
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida (hing) a pinch
Ghee - 1 tsp

Cut the avarrakai into small pieces and put in a vessel along with moong dal and chana dhal and pressure cook for about 25 minutes.
After it is cooked, remove from the cooker and keep aside.
Now roast in a little oil Urad dal, red chillies, methi seeds, peppercorns.
Now wet grind the items along with jeera and fresh coconut into a rough paste.
Now mix the ground items with the cooked vegetable thoroughly, add salt, curry leaves.
Now season with little ghee, urad dal, hing, and mustard seeds.
Now the kootu is ready to be served.
It can be had either with chappathi, or plain rice and ghee.
This kootu can be done with different vegetables like beans, cabbage,chow chow,white melon etc