Wednesday, 14 September 2016


Carrot moongdal kootu is pairing well with steamed rice, chappathies and roties with few spices.
It is a very simple recipe and quick fix side dish.

How to make?


moong dal 50 gm
carrot one 
shallots 6nos
curry leaves 10 nos
turmeric one spoon
green chilly one or two
cumin seeds one spoon
mustard seeds one spoon
sesame oil one tablespoon
castor oil three drops
half tomato
salt to taste


Cook the moong dal with turmeric and castor oil
Note: Never cook moong dal in a pressure cooker.
Cooking in a vessel in an adequate quantity of water in a medium flame first, after get boiled temperature, cook in a low flame for just ten minutes.
Don't leave the kitchen and care should be taken not to burn.
Peel off the carrot and grate. carrot gratings 3/4 th cup is sufficient.
Add tomato pieces along with cooking lentil.
After cooking is complete, add carrot grates.
Heat the tempering wok with sesame oil.
Add and allow mustard seeds to splutter.
Add shallots, curry leaves and green chillies.
Saute for a while until the shallots turn transparent.
Add cumin seeds to fry.
Transfer the cooked lentil and carrot to the tempering wok.
Add salt to taste.

Carrot moong dal kootu is ready. Serve with rice tossed with one spoon of cow ghee. It is highly nutritious with protein.
It is a perfect food for kids.

Have a happy dawn..!!!

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