I have heard of Cauliflower Kootu and Carrot Kootu. How would it taste when we make kootu using both cauliflower and carrot? It would taste great. You can also add a dash of ghee when you eat it with rice. I also like it with Chappathi. A very healthy kootu too. The kootu has combination of three lentils, two veggies, and just a tablespoon of coconut. I prefer adding coconut to this kootu as it gives a very good flavor. Try this easy Cauliflower and Carrot Kootu with a spicy sidedish.
Preparation Time. 10 minutes
Cook Time. 25 minutes
Recipe Category. Lunch
Recipe Cuisine. Indian
Recipe Source. Ms. Shanthi Vijaykrishnan
Cauliflower Florets – 1 cup
Chopped Carrot – 1 cup
Toor dal + Channa dal + Moong dal (Thuvaram paruppu, kadalai paruppu, pasiparuppu) – Combined 1/2 cup
Coriander seeds (Kothamalli vidhai) – 1/4 teaspoon
Coconut gratings – 1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds (Seeragam) – 1/4 teaspoon
Green chillies (Pacha molaga) – 3
Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Salt – as desired
Oil – 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds (Kadugu) – 1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves (Karuvepillai) – little
Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.
Beginners, you may refer “How to buy, store and cook toor dal?” as a quick reference.
1. Boil the toor dal, channa dal, and moong dal together. Also, boil the cauliflower and carrot together. Add the boiled vegetables to the cooked dal. Cook for 5 minutes. Now, grind coriander seeds, cumin seeds, coconut gratings, and green chillies into a fine paste. Add the ground paste to the kootu. Add salt, stir well, and cook for 5 more minutes.
2. In another pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds and when mustard seeds splutter, add curry leaves. Add the seasoning to the kootu.
Now, Cauliflower and Carrot Kootu is ready!