Chow Chow Kootu
Chow Chow / Chayote – 1 medium
Toor Dal – 3/4 cup
Moong Dal – 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder a pinch
Oil – 2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Mustard Seeds, Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp
Methi Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Garlic – 4 -5 cloves
Onions – 1 medium
Tomato – 1 medium
Salt to taste
Red Chili powder – 1 tsp
How to make the Kootu
Wash and cube the Chayote. Wash and clean the dals together.
In a pressure cooker, take the dals along with the vegetable. Add turmeric powder. Add enough water and pressure cook for couple of whistles or till the dal is cooked. Keep it aside for the pressure to fall.
Meanwhile heat a kadai with oil, when hot, add mustard, urad, cumin, methi seeds. Saute well and then add crushed garlic, curry leaves, finely chopped onions.
Saute well till the onions gets browned. Then add the red chili powder, combine everything well.
Now add chopped tomatoes, cook well till the tomatoes turn mushy.
When the masala is cooked well, add the cooked dal and enough water. Bring to boil and simmer when the dal thickens.
Simmer for 5 mins and switch off, serve with phulkas
This goes for the August Week 2, Cooking from Cookbook Challenge Group