Oh! What is this Valadi Kootu? Most of you will be wondering about this title. Valadi is a place near Trichy in Tamil Nadu , famous for the temples. My cousin hails from this place. I learnt this kootu from her which is very easy to make and extremely delicious. Please try this recipe. You will enjoy. Goes well with phulka, rotis or steamed rice. Three vegetables which are high in water content are used in this. The recipe for you.
Boiled toovar dhal (with a pinch of turmeric powder) – 1 cup
Diced brinjals – 1 cup
Peeled and diced ridge gourd – 2 cups
Thinly sliced snake gourd – 2 cups
Water – Enough to boil the vegetables
Salt to taste
Rice flour – 1 table spoon
Fry 4 red chillies in oil and crush coarsely with fingers.
Gingelly oil ( sesame oil) – 1 table spoon
Coconut oil – 1/2 table spoon
Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Urad dhal – 1 table spoon
Curry leaves – 6
Asafoetida – 1/2 teaspoon
Heat water in an open pan. First boil the snake gourd.when half done, add the brinjals. Boil for 10 minutes in a medium flame. add the ridge gourd. Boil for 5 minutes. Add salt to taste. Mix rice flour in little water and add it to the vegetable mix. Boil on sim flame for 3 minutes. Add the boiled toovar dhal. Add the hand crushed red chillies. Season.
Mix well. Give a boil. Take off the flame. Serve hot with jeera roti!
Do not pressure cook the vegetables as they will lose their aroma.
Jeera roti is soft and tasty. Very simple.
Aashirwad multigrain atta – 2 cups
Whole jeera ( cumin seeds ) – 2 tbsp
Gingelly oil ( sesame oil ) – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Water – Enough to make a pliable dough
Refined sunflower oil and ghee – Mix in equal portions
Take a plate. Add the multigrain flour, salt, jeera and gingelly oil. Mix well with the fingers. Add enough water to make soft roti dough. Cover and rest it for 1 hour. Make rotis. Cook on a tawa till golden brown with a mix of ghee and oil on both sides.
Serve hot jeera rotis with piping hot Valadi Kootu.
Every time we cannot serve rotis with rich gravies. A simple delicacy like this will be a good change.
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