PORICHA KOOTU | MIXED VEGETABLE PORICHA KOOTU






        Kootu is a south Indian dish often served with rice, nothing but a fusion of dal, vegetable and aromatic spices. Poricha kootu are made with urad dal and pepper is called poricha (means Fried in Tamil). Here spices, coconut and dal are fried and ground to a powder. Dal and vegetables are cooked in a pressure cooker seperately. Then cooked dal, vegetables and ground powder are boiled in a pan. Finally tempering with mustard seeds was added to the dal.


You can use any vegetables of your choice to make this kootu. Here I added carrot, beans and turnip. This is very healthy dish with full of proteins and vitamins. Kootu with rice tastes divine with a tsp of ghee.


      Ingredients

      To Pressure Cook

           1 Cup of Mixed Vegetables(carrot, beans and turnip), Finely Chopped
           1/2 Cup of Toor Dal (Thuvaram Paruppu)
           1/2 Tsp of  Turmeric Powder
           1 Tsp of Sambhar powder / Red Chilly Powder       
           1/2 Tsp of Oil
           Salt to taste

       To Saute and Grind

            1 Tsp of Coriander Seeds
            1 Tsp of Urad Dal
            1/2 Tsp of Whole Pepper
            1/2 Tsp of Whole Cumin
            2 Red Chillies, Big
            4 Tsp of Grated Coconut, I used dry dessicated coconut
            1/2 Tsp of Oil           

       To Temper

             2 Tsp of Oil/ghee
             1 Tsp of Mustard Seeds
             1 Tsp of Urad Dal
             1/2 Tsp of Whole Cumin
             Few Curry Leaves
             Pinch of Hing
             


       Method

       To Pressure Cook
       To Saute and Grind
       Mix and Boil
       To Temper  



     Tips
      

      Health Benefits of Dal and vegetables




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