Thursday, May 29, 2014

Tomato Koottu - Unripe Tomato Lentil

#ThakkalikaiKoottu #UnripeTomatoLentil : Here unripe tomatoes have been used to prepare lentil [ koottu ]. Like tomato unripe tomato can also be used to prepare many recipes. It is not a replacement to tomato but its taste is distinct. Sambar and koottu can be prepared with unripe tomato and taste very good.

Thakkalikai Koottu [ Unripe Tomato Lentil ]

Here come the recipe to prepare lentil.
Ingredients :
1/8 cup                              Green gram dal
4 or 5                                Tomato unripe, chop nicely
1                                        Tomato, chop nicely
1                                        Onion, chop nicely
1 or 2                                Green Chilly, split lengthwise

Powders to add :
1 pinch                              Turmeric Powder
3/4 Tsp                             Sambar Powder
3/4 Tsp                             Salt [ Adjust ]

To Grind :
4 Tsp                               Coconut scrap
1/4 Tsp                            Cumin
1/4 Tsp                            Rice Flour
6                                      Black Pepper

To Temper :
1/2 Tsp                           Mustard seeds
1 Tsp                              Black gram split { urad dal }
1/2 Tsp                           Oil

To Garnish :
Coriander leaves

Method :
Grind the given ingredients into a fine paste and keep aside.
Pressure cook green gram with a pinch of turmeric powder for 1 whistle.
Then reduce the flame and cook for 5 minutes.
Open after the steam completely subsides.
Transfer into a bowl and keep aside.

Now take all chopped ingredients and powders in the same cooker.
Add 1/2 cup of water.

Pressure cook for a whistle.
Release steam immediately and open the cooker.

Now add the prepared coconut paste and cooked green gram.

Mix well and heat over a medium flame for 3 minutes.
Turn off the stove and transfer into a serving bowl.

Heat a kadai with oil and splutter mustard seeds.
Now add black gram and roast till golden color.
Transfer on to the prepared lentil.

Thakkalikai Koottu [ Unripe Tomato Lentil ]

An excellent side dish for sambar and rasam rice.
It can also be mixed with white rice and eaten with any spicy curry.

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Tomato Lentil