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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thotakura Kootu / Amarnath Leaves Moong Dal Stew



Thotakura kootu                                     

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 Cup Moong Dal
  • 1 full cup chopped Amarnath Leaves
  • 3 sp grated Fresh Coconut
  • 1 pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 sp Chana Dal
  • 1/2 sp Urad Dal
  • 3 Red Chillies
  • Salt to taste

For Popu :

  • 1/2 sp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 sp Urad Dal
  • 1 pinch Hinghu
  • 1 Red Chilli crocked
  • Curry Leaves
  • 2 sp Ghee

Method :

  • Heat 1/2 sp ghee in a pan add chana dal, urad dal, red chillies & fry.
  • When it done remove from fire and let it cool.
  • Grind into a smooth paste along with grated coconut & keep aside.
  • Wash and cook moong dal on stove top.
  • When it 3/4 done add chopped thotakura & continue to cook.
  • Add ground paste, salt, turmeric powder and stir well.
  • Let it cook for couple of mins and turn off the flame.
  • Heat remaining ghee and add popu ingredients and fry.
  • Next add this fried popu to the cooked dal mixture & mix well.
  • Now thotakura kootu is ready to serve, serve with rice or roti.
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