- Chow Chow – 1 No
- Green Gram Dhal – ¼ cup
- Turmeric powder – a pinch
- Salt – ½ teaspoon or as per taste
- To fry:
- Red Chilli – 2 Nos
- Black Pepper – 1 teaspoon
- Jeera – ½ teaspoon
- Urad Dhal – 2 teaspoon
- Coconut gratings – 2 tablespoon
- Oil - 1 teaspoon
- For seasoning:
- Oil – 1 teaspoon
- Mustard – ½ teaspoon
- Urad Dhal – 1 teaspoon
- Curry leaves – few
- Sambar Onion - 2 Nos
Cook Green gram dhal along with a pinch of turmeric powder in open vessel till soft.
Remove the skin from chow chow and cut into small pieces. Add these pieces to the dhal along with turmeric powder and salt. Cover with lid and cook on medium flame till soft.
Meantime, in a kadai put a teaspoon of oil and fry red chillies, urad dhal, pepper, jeera for one to two seconds and finally add the coconut gratings and fry for one more second. Remove and cool it. Grind it to a fine paste.
When the vegetable is cooked well, add the ground paste along with little water and mix well. Allow to boil for few minutes on low heat.
Season it with mustard, urad dhal, curry leaves and chopped onion.
Tips: You can prepare the above Kootu with Bottle gourd also.
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