9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Avaraikkai Poricha Kootu / Broad beans Kootu

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Avaraikkai Poricha Kootu / Broad beans Kootu

Kootu are so versatile and are so delicious. I make this kootu couple of times a month. You can make this with white pumpkin also. It is very comforting and soothing food.
Avaraikkai Poricha Kootu - IMG_2259
Avaraikkai – 500 grams(Cut into pieces)
Black Pepper - 1 tea spoon
Turmeric – A pinch + 1/4 tea spoon
Tuvaram Parupu / Toor Dal - 1/4 cup
Salt – 1 ¼ tea spoons
Oil – ½ tea spoon
Cumin Seeds – 1 ½ tea spoons
Asafetida – ¼ tea spoon
Curry Leaves – 5
Mustard Seeds – ½ tea spoon
Ulutham Parupu / Urad Dal – 1 tea spoon
Red Chili – 1
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Avaraikkai Poricha Kootu - IMG_2255
Pressure cook the dal with 1/4 tea spoon turmeric and 3/4 cup water until well done. Mash it and set aside.
Grind coconut and cumin to a paste and set aside
Heat oil and when hot add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds crackle, add the ulutham parupu and when the parupu turn golden, add curry leaves and red chili and sauté for 10 seconds and add the avaraikkai with turmeric and salt in open flame. Sauté for a minute and add 1/4 cup water. Cook until the avaraikkai is well done and cooked. Add the mashed dal and the grinded coconut mixture
Heat ghee in a small pan slightly roast the black pepper powder and add it to the kootu
After it comes to a boil, remove from heat and serve hot!
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  1. very different kootu variety :) looks delicious sowmya :)

  2. Avarakai poricha kootu looks delicious Sowmya.

  3. Very different, nice to know all the different kootus..

  4. delicious gravy love it with sutta apalam..

  5. Sounds great, have yet to try these knots.

  6. We got a good collection of kootus (to try) during this marathon I think.

  7. sounds interesting...will try it...

  8. Such a simple and comforting kootu..

  9. Perfect kootu, haven't tried pepper in kootu good one will try this sometime.


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