Raw Papaya - 1 small
Fresh green peas (mattar) - 1/4 kg
Mushroom - 1 small can /tin (button mushrooms)
Chana dal - 1 Tblsp
Yellow moong dal - 1 Tblsp
Freshly grated coconut - 1 1/2 Tblsp
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - for garnishing.
Jeera - 1 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
hing - a pinch
Ghee - 1 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 4-5
Peel the skin of papaya and cut into cubes.
Remove the mattar (green peas) from its pod.
Empty the mushroom can and wash the mushrooms nicely.
Take a vessel and put the papaya cubes,fresh peas and mushrooms.
Add the chana dal and moong dal and mix nicely.
Now add 1 1/2 tsp jeera and mix nicely.
Pour sufficient water on dals and veggies and pressure cook for 15 minutes
After the veggies and dals are cooked remove from the pressure cooker.
Now take a wet grinder and make a paste of jeera,coconut and green chillies.
Pour this masala on the cooked veggies and add salt and mix nicely.
put some curry leaves and mix.
Keep on the gas outside and cook for 5 minutes and remove from fire.
Garnish with coriander leaves and mix nicely.
Now take a kadai and season with ghee urad dal hing and mustard seeds.
Pour the seasoning over the kootu.
The raw papaya /green peas /mushroom kootu is ready to be had with chappathis
as a side dish or on plain rice with a few dollops of ghee.
I have incorporated mushroom in the south indian kootu just to make it a little interesting
and something new and tasty.
The mushrooms have blended wonderfully in the kootu and the kootu is yummy too.