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.
White Radish 2-3 grated
Moong 1/4 cup
Green chilies 3 finely chopped
Onion 1 finely chopped
Ginger-Garlic paste 1 spoon
Tomatoes 1-2 finely chopped
Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Asafoetida 1/4 spoon
Curry leaves few
Oil few spoons
Cilantro leaves few to garnish.
Cook the dal in a pressure cooker.
Trim the ends of radish and finely grate them.
In a large wok/handi, heat oil. Add chilies, let it crackle well.
Then add ginger-garlic paste, fry real good…till its raw odour leaves.
Add onions and salt. Fry till onions turn to golden color.
Now add tomatoes, cover and cook. Once tomatoes wilt, stir-in finely grated veggie.
Fry for few minutes, maybe till the veggies coats oil. Add cooked dal(lentils).
Add salt and turmeric too.
When the vegetable is done soft and much of the moisture is absorbed, remove from heat.
Heat oil, in a seperate pan…add mustards, cumin, asafoetida and curry leaves to it.
Allow it to crackle well. Now run this seasoning over the ‘kootu’ prepared above.
Garnish with finely chopped cilantro leaves.
Serve warm as a side dish for South Indian Meals or as a subzi for chappathi/roti.