Keerai Poricha Kootu – Comfort In A Bowl!

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Greens in Lentils and Coconut Based Curry: Other Names: Greens Olan. Green leafy vegetables in Lentils and Coconut Based Curry. When I was growing up, green leafy vegetables used to be a quintessential part of our daily diet! Upon hitting the age – teen, my food preferences centered around…with heavy dose of spice, restaurant delights, [...]

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Poosanikai Poricha Kootu / Pumpkin Olan / Ashgourd Lentils Curry

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Winter Melon Lentils Curry: Ingredients: Winter melon 1 large piece – peeled, de seed, dicedMung dal (lentils) cooked 2 cupsSaltTurmeric 1 pinchOil few spoons Wet-grind These: Green chilies 2Grated coconut 1/4 cupToasted Urid dal 1 tablespoonCumin seeds 1 spoonGinger 1″grated For Tempering: Oil few spoonsMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1 pinchCurry leaves few. [...]

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Cabbage – Eggs Kootu / Muttai Koss + Muttai Kootu

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Koss Kootu: Ingredients: Cabbage 1 small head – choppedEggs 2Chana dhal 1 cupGreen chilies 3 choppedGinger 2″ gratedGarlic 4 cloves mincedOnion 1 large choppedTomato 1 crushedSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonOil few spoonsMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1 pinchCurry leaves fewCilantro to garnish. Method: Cook lentils with enough water, till tender but not [...]

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Muttai-Koss Kootu / Cabbage Kootu

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Koss Kootu: Ingredients: Cabbage 1 small head – choppedChana dhal 1 cupGreen chilies 3 choppedGinger 2″ gratedGarlic 4 cloves mincedOnion 1 large choppedTomato 1 crushedSaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonOil few spoonsMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1 pinchCurry leaves fewCilantro to garnish. Method: Cook lentils with enough water, till tender but not mushy. [...]

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Paapad Ka Subzi

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Appala Kootu: Pappad Ka Subzi. Appalam Kootu Curry. Aalu-Pappad ka Subzi. This is my Brother’s favourite dish. Whenever he goes to India…Mommy will try to fix them! So….when last time I went to home, I made them for him! Guess he liked it!:) We made it to go with our Vatha Kuzhambu…nice variation from Sutta [...]

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Vazhai Thandu kootu / Plantain Stem Kootu

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Vazhai-Thandu Kootu Banana Stem Kootu. Vazhathandu Kootu. Ingredients: Plantain Stem 1 medium size(slender one)Thoor dal 1/4 cupGreen chilies 3 finely choppedOnion 1 finely choppedGinger-Garlic paste 1 spoonTomatoes 1-2 finely choppedSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/2 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewOil few spoonsCilantro leaves few to garnish. Method: Finely chop the plantain stem. [...]

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Mullangi Kootu / Daikon Radish Kootu

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Radish Kootu: White Radish Kootu. Mullangi Kootu. When I visited home…my mommy had severe tooth pain and she had extracted one. So I fixed this Kootu for her. As it was finely grated, she found it very thoughtful thing of me to do! Well…we all liked this recipe later. Ingredients: White Radish 2-3 gratedMoong 1/4 [...]

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Peerkankai Kootu / Ridge Gourd Kootu

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Ridge Gourd Kootu: Ingredients: Ridge gourd 1 medium sizedThoor/ Moong/ chana dal 1/4 cupGreen chilies 3 finely choppedOnion 1 finely choppedGarlic 6 cloves choppedGinger 2″ peeled and choppedTomatoes 1-2 fienly choppedSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1/2 spoonMustar seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/2 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewOil few spoonsCilantro leaves few to garnish. Method: Cook [...]

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Pavakkai Kootu

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Bitter Gourd Kootu: Ingredients: Bitter Gourd 300 gramsThoor/ Moong/ chana dal 1/4 cupGreen chilies 3 finely choppedOnion 1 finely choppedGarlic 6 cloves choppedGinger 2″ peeled and choppedTomatoes 1-2 fienly choppedSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1/2 spoonMustar seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/2 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewOil few spoonsCilantro leaves few to garnish. Method: Cook any [...]

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Peerkankai Poricha Kootu

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Ridge Gourd Poricha Kootu Peerkankai Poricha Kootu. Ingredients: Ridge gourd/ribber gourd/chinese okra 1 medium sizedMoong dal 1/2 cupSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonGhee few spoons. To be Fried in Ghee and Wet-Ground to Paste: GheeBlack pepper 1 spoonDry red chilies 4Urad dal 2 spoonsCoconut grated 2 spoonsCumin seeds 1 spoon. For Tempering: Mustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds [...]

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