Spring Onion and Butter Beans Kootu

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.

To Season

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.




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