August 22, 2011

Pachai Payiru Kootu

I learnt this from one of my friends in Notts. He used to tell  me that its a dish from Pollachi. Very nutritious and pretty simple.
Green Gram - 2 cup
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Garlic - 3-4
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander Seed Powder - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Red Chili - 2
Curry Leaves - a little
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking

Soak moong dal overnight and pressure cook with lots of water till mushy along with garlic.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and once it splutters; add cumin seeds, red chilies, curry leaves and onions.
Add finely chopped tomatoes and saute for a while.
Add chili powder, salt, coriander powder and cooked moong dal.
Add water as moong dal tend to get dried up quickly. Once it reaches a saucy consistency your moong dal kootu is ready. Tastes good with rice and chapathis.

Im sending this to this month's MLLA Event by Preethi and will be looking forward to add entries to future events. Thanks for the opportunity Susan's MLLA Event Page

Bon Appetit!!