3/4 cup toovar dal
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
3 tablespoons grated coconut
500 gm any one of the following vegetables or a mixtures of ones available:- Brinjal (eggplant), ash gourd, snake gourd, beans, green banana.
Tamarind juice (optional)
Salt to taste
Fry in 1 teaspoon oil and grind with coconut
1/2 tablespoon black gram
3-4 red chillies
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
1 teaspoon oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon black gram
1 sprig curry leaf
1. Boil the dal with 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric, and set aside.
2. Wash and cut the vegetables into small pieces. Boil with 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, and some salt. Set aside.
3. Mix together the boiled dal, cooked vegetables and ground paste. Add some water if too thick and simmer for a few minutes. Add a little tamarind juice to the mixture, if desired.
4. Heat the oil, and when hot add the mustard seeds, black gram and curry leaf. Pour the seasonings into the kootu.