Thursday, November 7, 2013

Venthaya Keerai Thakkali Koottu

#VenthayakeeraiThakkaliKoottu #FenugreekleavesTomatoLentil : #Venthayakeerai - #Fenugreekleaves are slightly bitter in taste. So some people does not like to have them in their menu. But if done properly tastes too good to avoid!!

Venthayakeerai Thakkali Koottu [ FenugreekleavesTomato Lentil ]

Ingredients :
Cooked green gram dhal                : 2 tblsp
Tender venthaya keerai bunch        : 5

Venthayakeerai [ Fenugreek leaves ]

Tomato                                         : 3 small ( chopped nicely )
Onion chopped                              : 1 tblsp
Garlic cloves                                : 2 chopped nicely
Sambar powder                             : 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder                          : a pinch
salt                                               : 3/4 tsp

To Grind :
Coconut scrap                               : 2 tblsp
Cumin seeds                                  : 1/2 tsp
Rice flour                                      : 1/4 tsp

To Temper :
Mustard seeds                                : 1/2 tsp
Urad Dhal                                       : 1 tsp
Oil                                                  : 1/2 tsp

Method :
Grind the ingredients given with little water into a fine paste and keep aside.
Take chopped tomato, onion, garlic and 1/2 cup of water in a vessel.

Keep on a stove with medium flame and close with a lid. Cook till tomato becomes soft.
Here I am cooking on a induction stove.
Keep temperature setting at 500 and when start boiling reduce to 120 temperature setting.

Now add cooked dhal and allow to simmer for a minute.
Then add ground coconut paste.
Allow to simmer for three minutes.

Now add chopped venthaya keerai and cook for 2 minutes.
Do not overcook venthaya keerai.

Temper mustard seeds and urad dhal.
When urad dhal turns to golden color transfer onto the koottu.
Now ready to serve.

Venthayakeerai Thakkali Koottu [ Fenugreek leavesTomato Lentil ]

Mix with white rice and enjoy with any kara curry or pickle.