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Friday, August 26, 2016

Vazhai Thandu Kootu / Vazhaithandu Koottu Recipe / Vazhaithandu Kootu / Plantain Stem Kootu Recipe

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Vazhaithandu Kootu
Ingredients to be pressure cooked
Yellow moongh dal / Pasiparuppu- 1/2 cup
Vazhaithandu/ Banana stem chopped - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chopped tomato - 1 small
Chopped onion - a handful
Chopped green chillies - 4
Salt to taste
Water as needed
Coconut oil - 6 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Jeera / cumin - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Curry leaves - few
Fresh grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Pressure cook above ingredients till soft,slightly mash them.
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Switch off the flame & then add the grated coconut saute in the same heat.
Pour the tempering into the cooked dal , mix well.
Serve it with plain rice.

Vazhaithandu/Valaithandu Kootu In Instant Pot
Oil - 3 tsp
Mustard,Urad dal - each - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 1
Curry leaves few
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 1
(Add little water and grind to a smooth paste)
Other ingredients
Banana stem/Vazhaithandu/valai thandu - 1 small
( Cleaned and finely chopped,Check HERE how to clean the stem)
Yellow moongh dal with skin - 3/4 cup
( wash and soak it in water for 10 minutes)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander/Curry leaves for garnish

Heat an instant pot and switch on saute mode pour oil and temper it above ingredients.
Now add the chopped banana stem saute for a minute add salt and turmeric powder.
Add the soaked moongh dal with water,add 1/2 cup water and close with the lid.
Cook on manual mode for 6 minutes vent closed.Natural release and open the lid.
Add the ground paste and in saute mode give a nice boil.Switch off the kootu once its thick.
Garnish with curry and coriander leaves and ready to serve.

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