Saturday, 15 June 2013

Carrot Kootu

I just love preparing these south indian Kootu recipes, so simple to make and delicious to eat.You can make these with any vegeatbles you have.
These are a great side dish to rice or rotis.

2 cups Carrot Chopped
1/2 cup toor Dal
1 Tsp Sambhar Powder 
Salt to taste
1/2 Tsp Turmeric
2 cups of Water

Ground to Paste:
1/2 Cup Grated Coconut
3 Green Chillies
1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds

For Tempering:
1 Tbsp Ghee or oil
1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
A pinch of Asafoetida
2-3 Whole Red chillies
Few Curry Leaves

Pressure cook all the things in the ingredients list.Let the pressure subsidise.
Grind coconut, green chillies and cumin seeds to a paste.
Add the Ground paste to dal and carrot and let it boil for 5 minutes.
Heat Ghee in another Pan. Add all the ingredients for tempering, let it splutter and to cooked dal and carrot.

Serve with Roti or steamed Rice.


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