Sunday, August 12, 2007

Surakai Kootu

Ingredients :
For the Seasoning :
Oil -2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves-15 nos.
toor dal -1 tsp
Coconut scraped - 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp.

To Grind:

Coconut Scrapings - 1/2 Cup

Jeerakam-1 1/2 tsp

Green Chilly- 3(add more or less as per your spicy needs)

For the Kootu
Surakkai- big 2(peeled & cut into cubes)

Corriander leaves to garnish.

Moong dal/pasi paruppu -1/2 cup(cooked till soft)

salt to taste

Method :
Heat oil in a kadhai .
When it turns smokey ,First add the mustard seeds .
When they start sputtering add the rest of the ingredients .
Stir well.Add the suraikai add a little water cover and cook for 3 min.

Now add the ground mixture ,cooked dal and salt.boil for a min,simmer for a min .

Garnish with corriander .

an excellent accompaniment for rice /chapati

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