Caroot beans kootu recipe
Star ingredients:carrot,beans and toor dal
15 fresh beans snapped and sliced
1 large carrot peeled and finely chopped
1/2 toor dal cooked till mushy
2 teaspoons sambar powder
1 teaspoon channa dal
1 teaspoon urad dal
2 dried red chillies
10-12 curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon asafoetida
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
2 teaspoons oil
1.Wash and chop the vegetables.Cook toor dal(thuvaram paruppu) till very soft and mushy.
2.Heat a kadai and temper with mustard,urad dal red chillies. Add asafoetida,cuury leavs and channa dal.
3.Add the vegetables,sambar powder and mix well.Saute well without adding water.You can one more teaspoon oil if needed.Saute for 5-7 minutes.
4.Add the cooked dal,2 cups water and salt.
5.Cook for 10 minutes till the gravy thickens and comes together.
6.Serve hot with rice
1.Saute the vegetables well in oil after adding sambar powder.This gives a very smoky and different flavor to this dish.
2.If needed add little lime juice at the end.
3.You can follow the same procedure and make kootu with chow chow(chayote squash),sweet pumpkin etc