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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

SANKARANTHI KOOTU

Sankaranthi kootu is a yummy side dish made with healthy seasonal country vegetables. It is a great side dish for venn pongal. It is also one of the main dishes during pongal festival.
Sankaranthi kootu, Pongal kootu, Sankranthi kootu

INGREDIENTS:

  • Mixed vegetables - 3 cups (Pooshani, avarai, kathiri, Senai, Saembu, vazhai) 
  • Field bean shelled (Mochai) - 1/2 cup 
  • Cooked toor dhal - 1/2 cup 
  • Tamarind - half the lemon size 
  • Sambar powder - 1 tsp. 
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Red chillies - 1 
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp. 
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp. 
  • Urad dhal - 1 tsp. 
  • Scraped coconut - 1/2 cup 
  • Curry leaves - 2 sprigs 
  • Hing 
  • Salt - as per taste 
  • Oil - 2 tablespoon

METHOD:

  • Boil saembu, peel the skin. 
  • Slit green chillies. 
  • Cut all the vegetables into medium-sized cubes and cook it in a cup of water with salt, green chillies, turmeric powder and hing. Soak tamarind in little water and extract juice.
  • Add the boiled saembu, tamarind water, cooked and mashed toor dhal and sambhar powder. 
  • Allow it to boil for a while. 
  • When slightly thick, add the scraped coconut, mix well. 
  • Season it with mustard seeds, urad dhal, curry leaves and red chillies.

25 comments :

  1. Ooh..I'm the first to comment. Looks wonderful. Wish I can come to your house for Pongal and bhogi!

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  2. Happy pongal .Nice recipe and lovely insight to the tradition of pongal.

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  3. Happy Sankranti pongal to you and your family.
    The kootu looks very delicious.

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  4. Happy pongal and such a traditional kootu..

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  5. Ohh that looks extremely delicious and mouth-watering:)

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  6. Happy Pongal Shanthi! Nice recipe...

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  7. Hey shanti wish u n ur family happy pongal...nice info abt it.Hey this thoku luks nice...gud recipe

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  8. Wonderful Recipe ! Looks Awesome ! And one of the tempting kootu..Happy pongal :)

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  9. thanks for the info on pongal.Kootu looks delicious.

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  10. Its new to me...Happy pongal....

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  11. looks nice and thanks for all the info on the celebration too...

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  12. Happy Pongal..Nice click and koottu looks super yummy..

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  13. Happy pongal shanthi,gravy looks really delicious,& a very nice way to eat all the vegetables...thanks for the recipe..

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  14. Traditional kootu,Paakvey arumaiya erruku

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  15. Happy Pongal to you and to all at home!! kootu looks delicious and nice information about how to celebrate pongal!!!

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  16. Happy Pongal.. Nice kootu looks yummy..

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  17. Happy Sankranti. Thank you for dropping by my blog. I have added you to my blog roll.

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  18. Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Liked your recipes and blog; this dish looks simple but what a beautiful melange of colors! Wish you continued success in the new year.

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