Kootu is a simple, tasty side dish for rice and chappathi. It is made by cooking a vegetable along with dhal and little coconut paste. Let us see how to make Banana Stem Kootu., in Tamil known as Vallai Thandu.
Vallai Thandu – 1
Moong dhal – 4 tbs
Coconut – 3 tbs
Green chilly – 2
Jeera – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder, salt, oil, mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves.
Dry roast moong dhal, wash and soak it for 15 minutes. Drain the water. In a cooker, boil 250 ml water, add dhal, little turmeric powder and boil it for 5 minutes.
Cut Vallai thandu as shown.
Refer Gowri Samayalarai For cutting method.. https://youtu.be/Yv5xs6hTNbE
Add it to the dhal and cook for 1 whistle. Grind coconut, jeera, green chilly, little curry leaves to a smooth paste.
Add the paste and salt to the cooked dhal and vegetable, cook it for 3,4 minutes.
In 1 tsp of oil, fry mustard seeds, hing and curry leaves, add it to the Kootu. Now it is ready.
It will be very nice for both rice and chappathi. Try, enjoy and send me your feedbacks.
For more Kootu recipes refer Gowri Samayalarai..
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