Monday, November 5, 2012


#VegetableKothamalliKoottu - #VegetableCorianderLentil : koottu is a gravy generally prepared with vegetables, green gram lentil and coconut paste.
It is one of the dishes prepared for lunch.
Only few vegetables are suitable for koottu either separately or in combination with other vegetables.
The koottu which I have presented here is one of the best combination of vegetables and tastes very good with nice aroma of coriander leaves.

Vegetable Coriander Lentil

Ingredients :
Brinjal                                                : 1 small one
Drumstick                                           : 1/2 
Ridge gourd                                        : 1/2
Avaraikkai ( broadbeans )                   : 5
Kothamalli (coriander                         : 1/4 cup

Coriander leaves chopped

Onion                                                : 1 small size(diced finely)
Garlic                                                :  2 cloves(diced finely)
Green gram dhal (Pacha paruppu)    : 1/4 Cup
Turmeric powder                              : a pinch
Sambar Powder                              : 1/2 Tsp
Salt                                                    : 1/2 Tsp [ Adjust ]

To grind :
Coconut grated                             : 4 Tsp
Cumin                                           : 1/4 Tsp
Rice flour                                      : 1/4 Tsp
Black Pepper                                :4 or 5 [ optional ]

For tempering
Onion Vadagam                                     : 1/4 Tsp                            
Oil for frying onion  vadagam                  : 1/2 tsp

Method :
In a pressure pan or cooker take the washed dhal.
Add a pinch of turmeric powder.
Add 3/4 cup of water. Close the lid and keep on high flame.
Allow for 3 whistles, then keep 5 minutes on SIM position.
Open the cooker when the steam completely gone.
Transfer into a bowl and keep aside.

Take sambar powder, salt, turmeric powder, chopped vegetables, diced onion & garlic in a pressure cooker.

chopped vegetables for koottu

Then add 1/2 cup of water and cook on high flame for just 1 whistle.

Open cooker immediately by lifting the weight to release the steam.

Vegetables cooked with sambar powder, salt and turmeric powder

Now add finely chopped coriander leaves ( Kothamalli ), cooked dhal and coconut masala (paste). Mix well and adjust salt.

chopped coriander leaves added to cooked vegetable coconut masala and cooked lentil added to cooked vegetable

Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on medium flame without closing the cooker with lid.

Cook over medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes

Heat a kadai with oil and fry onion vadagam and pour it on the prepared koottu. 

Vegetable Kothamalli koottu

This amount is just enough for 3 persons.

Koottu has to be be mixed with white rice and enjoyed with sambar or pickle as side dish.
Can have as a side dish for sambar or kuzhambu or rasam rice.

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