Vegetable Kootu is a very popular SouthIndian recipe....this is my all time fav dish which is so easy to make and its also healthy!
This kootu can also be made with vegetables like radish/snake gourd/broad beans etc.Its a great dish that goes well with both rotis and rice.
1 cup of chopped Chayote Squash(Chow-Chow)-Peel the skin and then chop them
1 cup of cabbage(chopped)
1/2 cup of grated carrot
7-8 tablespoon of green peas(optional)
A little less than 1/4 cup of Moong Dal
3-4 tablespoon of Toor Dal
1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon of urad dal
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
2 tablespoon of Oil
Pinch of Asafoetida powder
Grind the following with 3-4 tablespoon of water
2 green chillies
1 tablespoon of cumin seeds
1/2 tablespoon of grated ginger
4-5 tablespoon of grated coconut
Cook the vegetables(chayote squash,cabbage,carrot,green peas) along with moog dal,toor dal and turmeric powder in a pressure cooker.
Now shift the boiled vegetables to a vessel,add salt,mix well and keep stirring for 2 mins in medium flame.
Add the ground coconut paste and mix well.
Heat some oil in a small pan.Add the mustard seeds.When it splutters add urad dal and fry them.
Now add the tadka to the vegetable kootu.Add a pinch of asafoetida powder.Mix well and serve hot with rice/rotis.