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.

Other lentil recipes you might like to try

vazhaipoo koottu
vazhaipoo koottu
noolkhol leaf lentil
noolkhol leaf lentil
vegetable pulillacurry
vegetable pulillacurry
venthayakeerai thakkali koottu
venthayakeerai thakkali koottu
venthayakeerai dhal
venthayakeerai dhal

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