Jan 8, 2010

Chowchow kootu

I like the kootu style curries. They dont have lots of masala in them but just taste perfect on a weekday menu. It is a blend of chana dal with some vegetable of choice that is easy as it sounds like. I was making this today and felt very satisfied after the meal.. neither too heavy nor too light

Serves... 2 ppl 
Serve option... Hot rice

This is what u'll need....

Chow-chow 1
Chana dal 1/2 cup
Onion 1 med
Tomato 1 med
Garlic 2 big cloves
Green chillies 3
Sambar powder 1 tbspn
Shredded coconut 1 tbspn
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds 1 tspn
Urad dal 1 tspn

Here is the stir....
  • Boil chana dal till tender, be careful not to make it mushy
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, urad dal
  • Toss in chopped onions, garlic and salt and fry till onion turns translucent
  • Add chopped tomatoes and green chillies and fry for 2-3 mins
  • Pour a cup of water and add sambar powder, chopped chowchow
  • Cook covered till the chowchow is done
  • Add chana dal and cook the mixture for couple of mins
  • Sprinkle coconut and give it a stir
  • You can use lauki instead. That too tastes great

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