LADY'S FINGER KOOTU [OR] VENDAIKAI KOOTU.

LADY'S FINGER  KOOTU [OR] VENDAIKAI KOOTU.


VENDAIKAI KOOTU

INGREDIENTS:

Lady's finger                                       - 250 gms  

Toor dal                                              - 1/2 cup

Onion                                                  - 1

Garlic Cloves                                      -  5

Tomato                                                - 2

Green chilli                                         - 2

Thick Tamarind pulp                         - 2 tbsp 

 Mustard                                              - 1/2 tsp

Fenugreek                                            - 1/2 tsp

Dried Red chilli                                    - 1

Turmeric Powder                                 - 1/2 tsp

Chilli Powder                                       - 1 tsp

Curry leaves                                         - 1 tbsp

Gingelly oil                                          - 1 tbsp

Salt                                                       - to taste

METHOD:

Cook Toor dal in cooker and keep side.

Wash and cut lady's finger into one inch long pieces.

Chop Onion, tomato, garlic and slit green chillies. Keep aside..

Take a frying pan..

Add the gingelly oil. When hot...

Add the mustard and fenugreek seeds. when it splutter ..

Add the dry red chillies and curry leaves. 

Then add the chopped onion and saute well, 

Add garlic and turmeric powder. Saute well till onion  turns transparent 

Add the tomatoes and salt, saute till it turns mushy.

Add the sliced lady's finger and saute for 5 minutes. 

Add the chilly powder and tamarind pulp. Cover the pan and let cook for 2 min.

Add  cooked toor dal and mix well and allow to boil well.....

Tasty lady's finger kootu is ready to taste..

Goes well with Rice and Chapati...

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