Thursday, April 23, 2015

Carrot Kootu Recipe - South Indian Kootu Recipes

Carrot Kootu Recipe
Carrot Kootu Recipe is from amma, I love carrot kootu even when I was reluctant in touching veggies.Now mittu takes after me, she loves to have this with rice and ghee.Today I made this carrot kootu after such a long time so thought to blog it as well, I also planned a lunchbox menu with this for this weekend post :) You can feed this kootu even for babies who are starting solid foods, just skip coconut part and proceed.
Carrot  Kootu Recipe

Carrot Kootu Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Carrot - a and 1/2 cups finely chopped
Moong Dal - 1 and 1/2 tbsp
Toor Dhal - 2 tbsp
Big Onion - 1 small sized chopped finely
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Salt - to taste

To grind together:

Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Jeera - 1 tsp

To Temper:

Oil -1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dhal - 1/2 tsp
Hing(Perungayam) - a generous pinch
Curry leaves - few
Green chillies - 1 chopped roughly

Method:

  1. Dry roast moong dal till golden brown.Pressure cook both the dals with 1 cup of water,salt and turmeric powder, Cook until mushy and soft. Mash it well with a laddle and set aside.
    How to make Carrot  kootu - Step1
  2. Grind together coconut and jeera with little water to a fine paste.Chop carrots finely and set aside.
    How to make Carrot  kootu - Step1
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, urad dhal, green chillies and curry leaves.Let it splutter, then add onion and hing saute till onion turns transparent.Then add required salt and chopped carrot.
    How to make Carrot  kootu - Step2
  4. Saute for few mins until raw smell leaves.Then add cooked dal water alone and required water.
    How to make Carrot  kootu - Step3
  5. Cook till carrot turns soft.By then the water would have been absorbed too now add dal and let it boil for 2mins.
    How to make Carrot  kootu - Step3
  6. Then add the coconut paste and allow it to boil till it becomes thick.Switch off and serve with hot rice.
    How to make Carrot  kootu - Step3
Serve hot with rice!
Carrot  Kootu Recipe

My Notes:

  • Add the coconut paste only after the veggie is cooked.
  • The curry will thicken with time so switch it off accordingly.
  • You can also replace toor dhal with chana dal too.But adding a combination of dal gives nice flavour to the kootu.
Carrot Kootu Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

5 comments:

  1. Delicious and very homey kootu.. Nicely done..

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  2. Love the colour of the kootu. Looks very yummy n healthy too.

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  3. Adding few crushed garlic with skin while tempering gives nice flavour try it once..

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  4. its new to me! for sure will try it

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  5. I tried this.. And it came out well! My kid is loving it.. Very tasty!! Thanks Sharmi 😊

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