Among kootu varieties this is one.This is simple and easy recipe common in SouthIndia.It is very nutritious too.Best for rice.
Coconut scrapings____3 tbs
Yellow moong dhal____1/3rd cup
Turmeric_____ 1/4 TSP
Mustard seeds___1/4 TSP
Urad dhal________1 TSP
Cumin seeds_____1/2 TSP
Garlic___3to4 pods anf
Salt as needed
1.Pressure cook the dhal with turmeric powder and keep aside.
2.Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal when it turns brown add onions.Fry a little add tomato and fry for sometime add little water and cook for sometime.Add required amount of salt.
3.When it is cooked add cooked dhal to it.
4.Grind coconut,cumin seeds,green chillies and garlic pods into fine paste.Cook till raw smell goes.
Optional can use green tomato (unripe tomatoes) without onions.
Increase or decrease the quantity of tomatoes and onion according to individual taste.
Serve this with rice.
Among variety rice raw mango rice is one such.An easy to do recipe also lunch box special.As this is mango season I thought of posting this one.
Rice _____150 GM’s
Turmeric powder a pinch
Red Chillies_____3 to 4
Grated green mango _______11/2 cup
Curry leaves ____ a few
Salt as required.
Oil 3 tbs
1.In a kadai add oil to it add mustard seeds when it splutters add Bengal gram dhal,urad dhal.
2.Then add red chillies,curry leaves when it turns brown add peanuts
3.Finally add grated mango and turmeric powder
4.Mix well.Finally addcooked rice to it.
Optional can add fried cashews.
Black gram dhal rice is famous in Tirunelveli District.It is rich in protein.As this dhal is rich in iron this is given to girls when they strain puberty also this strengthens the uterus and bones. This is especially good for teenaged girls.
Split urad dhal_____1/2 cup
Fenugreek seeds_____1/4 TSP
1.Dry roast black gram dhal.
2.Wash rice and dhal together.Keep it either directly or in a vessel.
3.water should be three and half times..
4.To it add garlic pods coconut scrapings and required amount of salt.
Keep it for 3 whistles.
Black sesame seeds 4 tbs
Red chillies 3 or 4
Coconut scrapings 1/2 cup
Tamarind a small piece
Oil 1 tbs
1.Pour oil in a kadai .Add sesma seeds and red chillies.
2.Then add coconut scrapings fry a little.
3.When cool grind it with tamarind and salt.
RED CHILLIES CHUTNEY
Red chillies 2 or 3
Coconut scrapings 1/2 cup
Tamarin a piece
Oil 2 tbs.
1.Pour oil in a kadai.
2.Add red chillies fry a little then add coconut scrapings.
3. When cool add tamarind and salt and grind it.
Serve with Avial or Okra Pachadi and Papadam.
While mixing rice and thovaial add a dash of sesame oil.
I have used split black gram with skin but can use dhal without skin .
A variety rice which can be easily prepared. It’s kids friendly too.I have used only green bell pepper but can use different color Bell pepper too.
Rice ____2 cups
Star anise 1
Ginger garlic paste 1 tap
Garam Masala__1tsp or vegetable
Bay leaf 1
Coriander leaves a few
Oil or ghee
1To a wok add oil or I’d it is for kids add ghee.
2.Add star anise,cloves,bay leaf and fry it very well.
3. Add sliced onion and add capsicum after a little while.
4. Now add ginger garlic paste,masala powder and required amount of salt.
5.When it is mixed well add cooked rice toit.
6.Add chopped coriander leaves.
Can add roasted peanuts.
Also can add green peas or potato too
Serve with raitha and papad.