Avasara Koottu

Avasara Koottu
I have sent this recipe for online competition organized by Tamil Homemakers in US in Orkut. The concept for this competition is Impossible Possible..a situation where we don't have anything at home to cook just onion,tomatoes,chilie ,dhal variety no vegetables or meats what will you do? Many has came across such situation most of the time rite? I have came up with this recipe of my MIL which is very easy to prepare. I'm not sure of a suitable name for the dish so I'm naming it as Avasara Koottu. This dish is a hot favorite of my family back in India which my MIL makes very often when her kitchen runs out of vegetables. It's an excellent side dish for chapati,poori, doasi even rice just like semi koottu poryial:

Serving Size: 5
First pressure cook 1/2 cup toor dhal with some garlic cloves (abt 3),1/2tsp turmeric and sambar powder and salt to about 3-4 whistles..Keep aside

5 ripped tomatoes cubed
1 large red onion chopped
2 green chillies slit lengthwise
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp cumin seeds
sprig of curry leaves
1/4tsp turmeric powder
1tsp chilli powder
chopped coriander leaves
3tbsp besen flour mixed with 3tbsp of warm water..make sure no lumps are found
salt to taste.

Preparation Methods:
Coat a heavy bottom wok with 1tsp ghee and 1tsp oil. Once heated splutter curry leaves,mustard and cumin seeds followed by chopped onions. Once the onions turned brown add the cubed tomatoes with salt,turmeric and chilli powder . Saute til the tomatoes release their juice and the raw smell of the spice powders are removed. Then add in the besan mixture-once it starts to thicken add the dhal mixture and bring to boil. Adjust the level of salt and transfer to serving bowl with chopped coriander leaves..


Sanghi said…
Mmm yummy homely kootu!
Unknown said…
That sounds simple n comforting. Great with rice.
Vikis Kitchen said…
Nice idea.Love to have it with hot rice.