Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Carrot kootu



Carrot kootu is a thick lentil and carrot based sambar recipe, one that is high on nutrient content.

Preparation time: 20-30 mins

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

Carrots
2
Pigeon peas (Kandipappu/toordal) 1 cup (100 gms)
Peanuts (Pallilu/Moongfali) ¼ cup (25 gms)
Kootu powder 1 tbsp
Ghee 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Curry leaves 4-5
Pinch of turmeric
Pinch of Asafoetida
Salt to taste
Fresh coconut to garnish

Method:

Wash, peel and cut the carrots into finger long pieces.

Add to the carrots, the pigeon peas, peanuts and a pinch of turmeric. Pressure-cook up to 3 whistles/ boil for 30 mins until the pigeon peas and peanuts are cooked.

In a kadai/ cooking pot/vessel, heat a tsp of ghee. Add mustard seeds and as they pop add cumin seeds, curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida. Add the cooked carrot mix, water and salt to taste. Stir well.

Add kootu powder and boil for around 5 mins.

Garnish with fresh and grated coconut before serving. Carrot kootu is a rice supplement, Serve with hot rice and ghee.

2 comments:

Manognya said...

how to make kootu powder? pls ost that also..

Pratnee said...

Kootu powder is similar to sambar powder. We Will post the recipe soon:)

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