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


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


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.


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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