I was very much less interested in blogging because of the climate over here. As the sun starts to shine again, i feel fresh to try recipe's. last week, we just managed with Rasam. Now slowly iam driving on first gear, before i give full throttle, here is my Beetroot Kootu, which actually i liked it. If any Beetroot hater's reading this, give a try to this simple yummy recipe.
- Dry Red chilli-2
- Green chilli-1
- Oil-1 tsp
- Mustard-1/4 tsp
- Chana Dal-1/4 cup(soaked for 2 hours)
- Curry Leaf-8/10
- Garlic-3 cloves
First Soak the Chana Dal in hot water for 2hrs, or atleast 30 mins. then pressure cook the chana dal, with the chopped Beetroot, salt and garlic with some water. let the whistle count be 4 whistles.
Cut the Onion's finely. In a Pan, Heat the oil and add mustard, when it makes some sound add curry leaf, red and green chilli's. saute them well. now add the onion's and saute them.
When onions are cooked, add the beetroot and chana dal, say the pressure cooked one's to the pan and mix well.
Add salt and let it boil. add water to get a desired consistency.
** If you wish to have Pepper spice, just avoid the red chilli and green chilli in the recipe and add pepper powder (1/2 tbsp) and stir well, before you remove the kootu from the flame. [I have prepared and tasted this way, we loved it a lot.]
** If you are not calorie conscious, add a tbsp of ghee, before serving. it enhances the taste.
Now serve it with Hot Rice or with soft chapathi's.
It tasted so good with chana dal. Since i prepare lunch, only for me, this single dish was like a whole meal for me. If you prefer, you can also add coconut, when it is prepared dry, without any water added.