Monday, July 5, 2010

Vellarikai Kootu /Cucumber Kootu


Ingredients:
Cucumber - 2 medium sized
Chana dal - 1 Tblsp
Split yellow moong dal - 1 1/2 Tblsp
Black pepper corns - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 1/2 tsps
Curry leaves - few
Fresh grated coconut
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Hing a pinch
Ghee for seasoning
Coriander leaves for garnishing.
Salt as required
Dry red chillies - 3-4
Method:
Remove the cucumber skin with a peeler and cut into small pieces.
Wash the cucumber and put in a vessel along with chana dal,moong dal and some water and pressure cook for about 15 minutes.
Roast Urad dal, dry red chillies, black pepper and grind along with fresh coconut and jeera.
Now remove the cooked cucumber from the cooker and add the ground paste with curry leaves and salt and mix nicely.
Take a kadai and season in 1 tsp ghee with Urad dal,mustard seeds, a pinch of hing.
Now add the seasonings to the kootu and garnish with coriander leaves.
The cucumber kootu is ready to be eaten either with plain hot rice with dollops of ghee or even with Chappathis as a side dish.

20 comments:

  1. Very delicious looking kootu, great side dish.

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  2. Looks lovely and a comfort kootu

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  3. Hi Indu,
    Hope you had great weekend. Kottu is new to me looks delicious

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. WOW! that looks very tempting & delicious..... I have heaps of cucumber from the farm..... & do not know what to do! This can be my savior!!!! Thanks for sharing.... :)

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  5. Nice combo n luks interesting.

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  6. Sounds wonderful..looks so yummy!!

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  7. I had never tried kootu with cucumber, sounds yummy and refreshing dear:)

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  8. Nice combo..sounds very delicious.

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  9. Looks gr8 ...nice variety...

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  10. It looks real nice,,love cucumber based stuff..

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  11. Wow! Looks delicious and tempting!

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  12. congratulations on completion of 1 yr...
    nice recipe dear.. I somehow cant find ur followers list.. whenever i visit ...
    hence missing to visit often!

    cheers
    Sandhya

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  13. First time on your blog.. You have a wonderful space here... congratulations on completion of one year of bloggin.:).. gonna try your badam almond cake..Do drop in at my space sometime.

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  14. Have never heard about vellarikkai kottu.. looks delicious dear.

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  15. thanks for visiting my blog. never heard about this recipe vellarikkai with dal. thanks for sharing the recipe

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  16. Ver nice blog with a variety of mouth watering recipies. I liked your travel experiences too.
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  17. Hi. This sounds very interesting and I do have all ingredients in hand to try.

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  18. nice recipe..thanks for sharing!!

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