Main side dish in Tamil cuisine will be kootu. Mostly kootu means mixture in Tamil. I used to love all kinds of kootu with various veggies. But chow chow is one of my favorite, when I saw this veggie in a super market. I was happy, because am craving for making kootu which is my favorite.
My mom used to prepare many kinds of kootu with coconut, jeera and pepper ground to gether and it goes on. But this type is simple and she taught me this, it just took me around 20 min for preparing, I served it with hot pepper rasam and appalam. I have to thank my mom here, she made my little one also like this kootu, she have it with steamed rice, ghee and this curry. Here we got to the recipe.
Moong dhal – ½ cup
Chow chow – 2no (peel the skin and diced)
Turmeric powder – 1tsp
Rasam powder – 2tsp
Asafetida – ¼ tsp
Red chili – 5no
Curry leaves – few
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Urad dhal – ½ tsp
Oil / ghee – for seasoning
Salt to taste.
Pressure cook the dhal and chow chow together with enough water and turmeric powder. Nicely mash well, and keep aside.
In a pan heat oil and ghee for seasoning, splutter mustard seeds and urad dhal, add red chilli, asafetida and curry leaves. Then add the dhal mixture, salt and rasam powder with little water. Mix well. Keep in sim and allow it to boil. Switch off the flame and change the curry in to the serving bowl and serve hot. Easy to prepare and very tasty to eat.
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