Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Greengram,Potato & Carrot Kootu

Once a week, its quite an obligation for me to make out some dals based gravies, sometimes i'll go for an easy breezy comforting dals. Yesterday i tried this kootu with greengram,potato and carrots,they turned out simply delicious,nutritious and definitely fingerlicking. Usually i make kootu simply with a masala paste prepared with coconut,green chillies and cumin seeds,this time i prepared a quite different masala paste using some spices along with grated coconut, this kootu turned out super delicious,prefect to serve along with rice,rotis and dosas.

We had our lunch and dinner with this kootu, serve it with some spicy fries for our lunch,you will definitely have a wonderful lunch.Personally i felt this kootu tastes super delicious when served as side dish along with crispy dosas.Sending this kootu to Dish it Out-Greengrams,Potato & Carrot guest hosted by Sara, event by Vardhini,to my own event Healthy Vegetarian Side Dish guest hosted by Vardhini....

1/4cup Greengrams
1/2cup Channa dal
1no Potato (chopped)
2nos Carrots (chopped)
1no Onion(chopped)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Few curry leaves

To roast & grind:
2tbsp Coriander seeds
1/2tsp Peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds
3nos Dry red chillies
3tbsp Grated coconut

Roast and grind all the ingredients given under the list 'to roast & grind' as fine paste with enough water.

Meanwhile pressure cook the greengrams and channadal with turmeric powder and enough water upto 3 hisses...keep aside until the steam gets released.

Heat enough oil, lets splutters the mustard seeds,urad dal,asafoetida powder, fry the red chillies until brown, now add the onions,curry leaves,slit opened green chillies and saute until the onions turns transculent...Add the chopped carrots and chopped potatoes,cook for few minutes..

Finally add the cooked and mashed dals,already prepared spice paste to the veggies,cook everything for few minutes,put off the stove..

Serve hot with papads along with rice or simply with rotis and dosas..


  1. Love the kootu and ingredients, simple and flavorful.

  2. very comforting one.. have you changed the look of the blog.. was wondering who s this till i saw the post :)

  3. healthy and delicious kootu dear :)

  4. Delicious and super comfort food !!

    Ongoing event CC:Mom’s Recipe

  5. the kootu looks delicious!....i would love it with hot hot rice!

  6. would be absolutely perfect with rice

  7. Simple yet healthy one, served with rice or rotis, makes a complete meal..

  8. tempting kootu. Feel like eating.

  9. Healthy and delicious kootu..wonderful click.

  10. wow very healthy and nice combo with veggies

  11. what a nice combo, u try so many different things, nice recipe :)

  12. So creamy, and delicious...I would also love it over rice, as well!

  13. fabulous recipe with lovely presentation ..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  14. Kootu looks yum n easy to make ...hey the new name is so fab ..just perfect for your blog

  15. Looks really nice! Love the combo you used!

  16. Haven't made any kootu with potato and carrot- looks super cool!

  17. I can see a makeover of ur blog..looks nice..lovely colorful kootu

  18. Looks absolutely delicious. Especially the way you have presented it!

  19. lovely!...very the click too.

  20. yummy n delicious kootu....

  21. how healthy! looks wonderful with all the spices and coconut

  22. Thank you Priya for sending the entry. When did u change the name of your blog, I thought it is someone's else blog. Looks delicious.

  23. Inviting and healthy kootu. Thx for linking to the events Priya.



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