Thursday, January 11, 2007

Mor Koottu
Mor Koottu

!~! Mor Koottu is a cousin of "Avial"
!~! Curd Based.

Ingredients Needed:
1. Vegetables (Banana Stem, White pumpkin, Chayote Squash, Cabbage) any one vegetable cut into cubes 2 cups
2. Salt to taste
3. Hing.
4. Turmeric (optional)
5. Curds 4 table spoons


Ingredients for Grinding:
1. Grated Coconut 3 tablespoons
2. Green Chillies 3 (according to taste)
3. Rice flour 1 tsp
4. Cumin seeds 1 tspGrind the above, adding little water.(fine paste)

For Tempering:
1. Oil 1 tsp
2. Mustard seeds
3. Urad dal 1/2 tsp4.
4. Curry leaves.

Method:
1. Boil the Vegetables with Salt and Hing without adding water. (Water ooze out from the vegetables and itis enough for boiling)
2. When Vegetables are fully Cooked, add the grinded paste mixed with curds.
3. Switch off before boiling.
4. Temper with Mustard, Curry leaves and Urad dal.

~*~ Serve with Hot Rice. ~*~
~*~ Generally goes well with a Spicy Sambar, Vatha Kulambu. ~*~

14 comments:

Vcuisine said...

A homely dish. Tks for sharing MT. Viji

indosungod said...

MT Mor Kootu looks good, a yummy side dish for sure.

Lakshmik said...

Simple yet delicious. Mor Kozhambu is surely a comfort food.

Asha said...

Oh! MT! I found a Tamilian recipe with Spinach(Mor Keerai) exactly the ingredients!!I know now that it is authentic!:))I love the taste!Thanks girl.

Anonymous said...

MT,
Will surely make mor kootu! Nice to see your blog again..
Anjali

Krithika said...

I really like mor koottu. I think it goes well with any kalanda sadam :-)

Latha said...

Hi... this is my first comment but I check your blog atleast 4 times in a day. Love all the authentic recipes presented simply, just like as my mom wld tell me:)

Oh my.. how long has it been since I made mor kootu and isn't it mind-blowing with banana stem. BTW... can i also make it with green plantain?

sailaja said...

Very similar to Andhra Majji Pulusu. Healthy kootu using banana stem and a very comforting dish..:)

Menu Today said...

Hi Viji,
Thanks for visiting.

Hi ISG,
Thank u .

Lakshmi,
Thanks a lot for your kind words.

Hi Asha,
Nice to know that you liked mor keerai. My mother prepares it with ponnaganni keerai.Thanks.

Hi Anjali,
Happy new year. Please do let me know if make this, thanks.

Hi Kirthika,
Yes, it will go very well with kalanda sadam, podi sadam etc. Thanks,

Hi Latha,
Thanks a lot for your kind words, please do visit my blog.

Hi Sailaja,
Thanks a lot.

Linda said...

Hi MT, looks scrumptious! Happy New Year :)

USHA said...

Hi MT.
I like all your style of cooking, as it simply resembles my mom style...
i have tagged,just check my blog.You can take up if you like it.

Menu Today said...

Hi Linda,
Thanks for your new year wishes.

Hi Usha,
Glad to note that you like my way of cooking. Thanks, I checked your blog,it will take some time for me.

Anuradha said...

is there a possibility to substitute coconut with anything, my in laws are not supposed to use coconut in their diet. though i really like the kootu

Menu Today said...

Hi Anuradha,

Please substitute coconut with Pottukadalai. Try to reduce the amount of chilli. Thanks