Spring Onion and Butter Beans Kootu
One of my Mother’s special recipe, I am immensely happy to share it with you All. Kootu in Tamil means to add. Kootu generally comprises of boiled dhal, veggies and a ground paste cooked slightly thick and seasoned to perfection. This Kootu is a very rare combo. Goes well with steaming hot rice with ghee and fried pappad (appalam ). Can also serve this Kootu with hot rice and a Raitha. Goes well with puri, roti and mixed rice too.
Chopped spring Onion greens – 2 cups
Boiled toovar dhal – 1/2 cup
Boiled Butter Beans – 1 cup
Turmeric powder – 2 pinches
Salt to taste
Grated jaggery – 2 pinches
Water – 1/2 cup
To roast in oil and grind to a fine paste
Oil – 2 teaspoons
Urad dhal – 1 and 1/2 tablespoons
Dry red chillies – 3
Jeera ( cumin seeds ) – 1 teaspoon
Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
Rice flour – 1 teaspoon
Water – little
Roast the above mentioned ingredients in oil to a golden colour and grind to a fine paste with little water.
Coconut oil – 1 teaspoon
Ghee – 2 teaspoons
Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon
Chopped curry leaves – little
Asafoetida powder – 1 pinch
Heat a pan. Add 1/2 cup of water. When the water boils add the turmeric powder and the chopped spring Onion greens. Boil on medium flame for 5 minutes. Sim the stove, add the boiled dhal, the ground paste. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the boiled butter beans, salt to taste and the grated jaggery. Cook on sim flame for 3 minutes. Season. Switch off the stove. Serve hot .
Chef s Tips
1) After adding the ground paste cook on sim flame only .
2) This Kootu also goes well with hot plain ghee parathas.