Podipotta Kootu

Published under: Kootu

Toor Dal – 1/2 cup
Mixed Vegetables – 3 cups (carrot, green peas, beans, potatoes), cut into 1/2 inch cubes
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Kootu Powder – 3 to 4 tsp
Salt as per taste

For Tempering:
Ghee – 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Asafoetida Powder – 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli – 1, halved
Urad Dal – 1 tsp
Chana Dal – 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig

1. Wash dal and drain.
2. Pressure cook with 1 cup of water for 5 minutes.
3. Combine the mixed vegetables with 1 cup water in a pan over moderate heat.
4. Cover pan and simmer till tender.
5. Stir in turmeric powder, kootu powder, salt and cooked dal.
6. Simmer uncovered for 5 to 6 minutes till well blended.
7. Heat ghee for tempering and fry the tempering ingredients.
8. When mustard seeds start spluttering, add it to the kootu.
9. Serve with plain rice.

Vaijayanthi Srinivasan
Vaijayanthi Srinivasan
Vaijayanthi Srinivasan is a South Indian by birth who learnt cooking at a very young age. Mother of 3, she takes pride in cooking various South Indian traditional meals for the family to enjoy. She has been cooking for the last 35 years.

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