Monday, March 17, 2014

Murungaikai Palakottai Kothamalli Koottu

#MurungaikaiPalakottaiKothamalliKoottu : #Drumstick and #palakottai [ jack fruit seed ] is one of the best combinations for preparing tasty sambar and also koottu. We have already seen the preparation of sambar with this combo.
Koottu is a thick gravy prepared using vegetables and lentils adding coconut paste. It is one of the items made for lunch. Koottu is a side dish for sambar rice and rasam rice like stir fry/curry. Let us see the preparation now.

Murungaikai Palakottai Kothamalli Koottu

Ingredients :
2 Tbsp                               Green gram dal [ moong dal ]
1                                        Drum stick
6                                        Jack fruit seeds, cut into four pieces and remove skin
1 small size                         Onion
2 cloves                              Garlic
1/4 cup                               Coriander leaves nicely chopped
3/4 Tsp                              Sambar Powder
1 pinch                               Turmeric Powder
3/4 Tsp                              Salt

To Grind :
3 Tsp                               Coconut scrap
1/4 Tsp                            Cumin seeds
1/4 Tsp                            Rice flour

To Temper :
1/4 Tsp                               Onion vadagam
1/2 Tsp                               Oil

Method :
Grind the given ingredients to grind into a nice paste by adding enough water.
Keep aside.

Wash and take green gram dal in a pressure cooker.
Add 3/4 cup of water and a pinch of turmeric powder.
Pressure cook for 3 whistles and 3 minutes at SIM.
Open only after the steam subsides completely.

Now add all the given ingredients except coiander leaves and 1/2 cup of water.

Mix well with a ladle.
Pressure cook for a whistle.
Open immediately by keeping cooker under running water for few seconds.

Add coconut paste and coriander leaves.
Keep over a medium flame and cook for 5 minutes or until all combine together.

Murungaikai Palakottai Kothamalli Koottu Murungaikai Palakottai Kothamalli Koottu

Transfer into a serving bowl.

Temper onion vadagam and place over the koottu.

Murungaikai Palakottai Kothamalli Koottu

This is an excellent side dish for sambar rice and rasam rice.
If this koottu is made little more watery, then it can be mixed with white rice and enjoyed with kara curry or onion fryums.