Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Raw Banana Kootu/Vazhakkai Puli Kootu

This Vazhakkai Kootu is something different from Vazhakkai curry & Podimas. This tangy type of kootu which is made of lentils, plantain and spices. This Raw Banana kootu boil in lentils, tamarind water with jaggerry , sambar powder, add scraped coconut friend in coconut oil . It gives a great taste. You can serve it with Plain rice or accompanied by Mor Kuzhambu /rasam with papad.

Green plantains, peeled and chopped-2
Tuvar dal cooked and mashed well-1 cup
Tamarind –small gooseberry size dissolved in water
Chana dal (bengal gram)- 3 tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Sambhar Powder- 1 tsp
Rice flour- 1 tsp
Salt-as per taste

To temper:
 Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
 Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
 Channa dal – 1/2 tsp
Grated Coconut – 1 tbsp
 Hing – 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves – Few
Coconut oil – 1 tsp 

1.Pressure Cook the dhal and keep it aside.
2.Cut the raw banana into small cubes and allow it to cook with tamarind extract and 3 tbsp of channa dal, sambhar powder, turmeric Powder salt & required water.
3.When the mixture starts to boil add the smashed tuvardhal& small amount of jaggery.
4.Mix the rice flour in little water and add to the kootu to make it a thick consistency and let it boil for sometime
 5.In a separate pan add the oil and Temper the mustard seeds, urad & channa dal , hing and grated coconut. 
6.Roast the coconut well and add all the tempered items to the kootu.
 7.Finally add a tsp of coconut oil for additional flavor. Now the delicious puliita kootu is ready to serve.
  8.Mix with plain rice topped with ghee or serve as an accompaniment.