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Dal Kootu (Poritha Kootu)

Pavani
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish
Cuisine tamil
Servings 4 serving

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup Moong dal Pesara pappu/
  • ½ cup Beans French
  • 1 Carrot - medium, diced
  • 1 cup Cabbage - chopped
  • ½ cup Green peas
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • 8 ~ 10 Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt

Spice Paste:

  • ¾ tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • 2 chilies Dry red
  • ½ tsp Asafoetida Hing/
  • 2 tbsps Coconut - grated

For Tempering:

  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 red Chili Dry - broken

Instructions
 

  • Pressure cook dal until soft. Set aside.
  • Make the Spice Paste: Heat 1tsp oil in a pan; add cumin seeds, peppercorns, red chilies and hing until seeds start to splutter. Mix in the coconut and grind into a fine paste, adding very little water.
  • In a saucepan, boil the vegetables with salt and turmeric.
  • Add the cooked dal to the vegetables and simmer for couple of minutes.
  • Next add the spice paste and cook for 4~5 minutes for the flavors to mingle.
  • Heat 2tsp ghee in a small saucepan; add all the ingredients for tempering. When the seeds start to splutter, add it to the dal.
  • Serve hot, garnished with curry leaves.

Notes

Linking the comforting dal to Valli's 'Cooking from Cookbook Challenge -- March - Week 1'.
Linking to Fabulous Feast Friday -- Week# 4 -- hosted by Saras & Priya.