September 22, 2009

Chow chow kootu


Kootu is my favourite side dish for kara kulambu. I make it little thick to serve as side dish & little thin for kulambu. Chow chow which is also called as bangalore kathirikai is cooked very often in most of the south indian kitchens. Can substitute chow chow with other vegetables too.

Ingredients :
  1. Chow chow - 1
  2. Channa dal (or moong dal) - 2 tbsp
  3. Oil - 2 tsp
  4. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  5. Jeera (cumin seeds ) - 1 tsp
  6. Red chillies to spice - 3 to 4 nos
  7. Onion - 1/2
  8. Garlic - 4 pods
  9. Curry leaves - 1 tbsp
  10. Jeera powder - 1/4 tsp
  11. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  12. Grated coconut - 1/2 tbsp
  13. Salt to taste
  14. Ghee - 1 tsp
  15. Corriander leaves for garnishing.

Method :

1. Pressure cook the dal. Keep aside.

2. Remove the skin of chow chow & cut them to small cubes.

3. Heat oil in the pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chillies & curry leaves.

4. Add finely chopped onion, garlic pods, turmeric powder & vegetable. Cover and cook till tender.

5. Once cooked, add dal, grated coconut, jeera powder, water & salt to taste. Simmer for 4 mins. Finally add ghee & switch off the flame.

Garnish with corriander leaves.

4 comments :

Sanghi said...

yummy my favt swapna! My mom's special too..!:)

Chitra said...

This method is new to me , will try once & let u know :)

vidhas said...

Everybody like this kootu in my family. yours look yummy.

Tina said...

Swapna ita a new recipe for me.....nice one....

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