Monday, 15 May 2017


Kootu is often made in our homes. We cook dal with any veggie with the base of coconut or without coconut, Both are having excellent taste.

How to make?


Mysore dal 50 gms
Country beans 50 gms
Cumin seeds one spoon
Mustard seeds one spoon
Raw mango half chopped
Shallots 10 nos
Curry leaves 10 nos
Green chilies two
Salt to taste
Sesame oil one tablespoon
Mustard seeds one spoon
Turmeric one spoon
Castor oil few drops


Cook the mysore dal with one spoon of turmeric and few drops of castor oil
Remove the fibre from the two edges and chop the beans.
Heat the frying pan with oil over a medium flame.
Add mustard seeds to splutter
Once start splutter, add shallots, curry leaves green chilies. Saute until the shallots tutn translucent.
Add cumin seeds.
Add mango pieces and beans. Sdd salt to taste.
Allow boiling for 10 minutes over a medium flame.
Check the beans cooked soft.

Switch off the flame and transfer the kootu to a serving bowl. 
Have it with hot syeamed rice topped with fresh cow ghee.



Carrots, tamarind, red chillies, jaggery, salt combined with some spices make an ultimate chutney to serve with idlis, hot steamed rice, dosas and chapatis.

How to make this delicious chutney?


Carrots fresh two nos
Shredded coconut one cup
Urad dal one tablespoon
Chana dal one tablespoon
Tamarind one piece
Jaggery one piece
Salt to taste
Asafoetida one pinch
Curry leaves seven nos
Shallots ten nos
Garlic pod three
Ginger gratings half spoon
Red chillies four nos
Sesame oil 
Water as required


Wash the carrots and peel off and grate using the grater.
shred the coconut.
Heat the pan with sesame oil.
Add Red chillies, then urad dal and chana dal.
Fry for few minutes until the dals turn golden brown.
Then followed by shallots, curry leaves, garlic pod and ginger.
Fry until the shallots turn translucent.
Add the coconut gratings, tamarind, jaggery and carrot gratings.
Add salt.
Saute for few minutes until the raw smell leaves from the carrot gratings.
Set aside to cool.
Then, transfer the ingredients with water required to the mixer.
Blend the ingredients to form a chutney consistency.

Transfer the chutney to a serving bowl.


This chutney goes very well hot meal rice. It suits well with dosa, idlis and all south Indian main dishes.


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