Kootu

Kootu is a Tamil dish, made of vegetable and lentils and are semi-solid in consistency, i.e., less aqueous than sambhar, but more so than dry curries. Rice and kootu is a common and simple Tamil meal. In Tamil cuisine kootus are considered substitutes for both curries and sambhar.

Black Mustard Seeds
Kootu

Mustard Kootu

A delicacy of Karnataka. Ingredients: Avarakkai (Broad Beans) – 1 cup, chopped into 1/4 inch pieces Mochakottai (Field Beans) – 1/4 cup Toor Dal – 1/4 cup Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp Rice – 1/4 tsp Dry Red Chillies – 3 Coconut – 2 tsp, grated Turmeric – 1/4 inch […]

broad beans
Beans, Kootu

Baby Avarakkai (Broad Beans) Kootu

Ingredients: Baby Broad Beans (Avarakkai) – 200 gms, finely chopped Moong Dal – 1/4 cup Dry Red Chillies – 2 Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp Urad Dal – 1 tsp Oil – 1 tsp Bengal Gram Dal – 2 tsp Asafoetida Powder – a pinch Coconut – 4 tsp, grated […]

Snake Gourd
Kootu, Snake Gourd

Milakootal (Kootu)

Ingredients: Pudalangai (Snake Gourd) – 1 cup, chopped Moong Dal – 1/4 cup Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp Coconut – 4 tsp, grated Green Chillies – 3 Black Peppercorns – 1 tsp Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp Curry Leaves – few Oil as required Salt […]