Saturday, April 6, 2013

Bottle Guard and moong dal kootu - A quick and easy kootu

            Today is day 7 of the blogging marathon .Today I am going to give the recipe for bottle guard with moong dal. In Tamil weddings, this kootu will be there. The menu includes,sambar,vatha kuzhambu,pappadam,poriyal,kootu,aviyal,vadai,payasam,oorugai,paruppu podi,sweet and goes on .But the recipe will be different from one place to another. I got this recipe from "Aval Vikatan " magazine.This kootu has all the spices,which enhances digestion.
 
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Ingredients:
1.Bottle guard                 -            1
2.Moong dal                   -             1/2 cup
3.Turmeric pwdr             -             1/4 tsp
4.Salt                               -             as required
5.Oil                                -              a tbsp.
6.Mustard seeds              -              1/2 tsp
7.Red chillies                  -               2 to 3
8.Curry leaves                 -               a hand full
9.Cilantro                        -               a hand full

For roasting and grinding:
1.Urad dal                       -            2 tsp
2.Pepper corns                -             1 tsp
3.Cumin seeds                -              1 tsp
4.Hing                             -              a pinch
5.Curry leaves                 -               a spring
6.Coconut                        -               3 tbsp. (shredded)

Method :
* Wash and chop the bottle guard,after peeling its skin.Take a pressure cooker,add washed moong dal and bottle guard with turmeric pwdr.Add enough water to the pressure cooker.Pressure cook for 2 whistles,or until the dal is cooked well.Immediately release the pressure,if not moong dal will become sticky and mushy.
* Take a pan,dry roast urad dal,pepper corns,cumin seeds ,hing and curry leaves.Let the spices get good aroma.When the spices are golden brown,add the shredded coconut to the pan and roast the coconut slightly .Once the spices are cooled ,grind it in the mixie jar nicely , by adding little water .


* Turn on the stove and heat the bottle guard moong dal mixture. Now add the grinded masala to the bottle guard. Bring it to boil. Take another pan,add oil and splutter with mustard seeds,urad dal and red chillies.When the mustard seeds splutter,add it to the bottle guard mixture and mix it.


* Turn the flame to medium low and cook in dum.Adjust salt to the kootu .Add water according to the consistency we want.Garnish with cilantro.Serve with hot piping rice and kara kuzhambu.


Notes:
* We can also use onion and tomato to the kootu.Just sauté onion and tomato while tempering and add it to the kootu.
* We can also use chana dal instead of moong dal.
* We can alter the amount of spices according to our taste.



 

20 comments:

Sona - Quick Picks said...

very well explained..nice kootu.

Archana Potdar said...

Delicious kootu. Reading abt the differnt wedding traditional food has always facinated me. Thanks.

Priya Suresh said...

Such a flavourful kootu, with some rice and pickles,i'll happily finish my lunch rite now.

divya said...

looks awesome...

Suchi Sm said...

Lovely recipe.. done with bottle gourd...

vaishali sabnani said...

Moong daal koto is something that I leant recently and it's quite a relishing dish.

Srivalli said...

That's really very delicious looking Kootu!

Foodiliciousnan said...

We make this sort of kootu almost twice or thrice a week. It is very nutritious and as you said, an indispensable item at Tamil weddings

Julie said...

Healthy n inviting kootu,yumm:)

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious kootu love that bowl Savitha.

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Comforting kootu!! nice presentation..

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy and delicious recipe :)

Rajani S said...

Growing up, I never liked kootu, but not so now.The kootu looks good!

Pallavi Purani said...

I love the way you have put it up. :) Also we make a similar version with chana dal.

Suchi Sm said...

Often i do these kootu... looking delicious

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Good one. This version of kootu sounds flavorful as well.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

comforting kootu...looks delicious..

Padmajha PJ said...

Healty kootu and your mug looks cute.

Manju said...

Perfect kootu, with some rice and apalam will be awesome .

Pavani N said...

I'm loving that colorful mug in the first pic. Healthy kootu recipe.

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