Friday, February 1, 2013

Thakkali Koottu - Tomato Lentil

#ThakkaliKoottu #TomatoLentil : this lentil tastes very good if done with naattu thakkali. Because nattu thakkali more sour in  taste than bangalore thakkali.
This is the simplest side dish from thakkali.

Thakkali Koottu [ Tomato Lentil ]

Ingredients :
Naattu thakkali ( tomato country variety )             : 2 big sized

Thakkali [ Tomato ]

Green chilly                                               : 1
Onion                                                         : 1 small sized
Sambar powder                                          : 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder                                        : a pinch
Salt                                                             : 1 tsp (adjust)
Coriander leaves                                         : little
Thuvar dhal( cooked )                                : 3 tblsp

to grind :
Coconut scrap                                           : 2 tblsp
Cumin                                                        : 1/4 tsp
Rice flour                                                   : 1/4 tsp
Black Pepper                                             : 4 to 6                              

to temper :
mustard seeds                                          : 1/4 tsp
urad dhal                                                  : 1 tsp
oil                                                             : 1/2 tsp

Preparation :
Take all the ingredients to grind in a mixer jar.
First grind without adding water.
Then add less than 1/4 cup of water & make into a nice paste.
Keep aside.

Chop onions & tomatoes.


Split green chilly lengthwise.
Switch ON the stove.
Keep a cooking vessel with 1/4 cup of water on stove.
Add all the items except coriander leaves and cooked dhal.
Close and cook till the tomatoes become tender.




Now add ground coconut paste & cooked dhal.


Mix well and allow it to simmer for 3 to 4 minutes at SIM position.
Transfer into a serving bowl.
Temper mustard seeds & urad dhal and pour over the prepared koottu.
Garnish with coriander leaves.

Note :
Cooked green gram dhal can also be used instead of thuvar dhal.
Add one or two green chillies for spicier koottu.

Excellent side dish for rasam & sambar rice.
Can also be relished by mixing with white rice also.
Thakkali koottu also goes well with chappathy & poori.

You May also like to try :
Unripe Tomato Lentil