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Tomato Kootu recipe for Rice, Thakkali kootu recipe, தக்காளி கூட்டு , side dish for rice recipes

 

Tomato Kootu recipe for Rice, Thakkali kootu recipe, தக்காளி கூட்டு , side dish for rice recipes

Kootu is a very common dish in south Indian households. We make make koottu with various vegetables like pumpkin, cabbage, keerai, etc.,

Each koottu is unique in its taste and flavor. There are many ways in making kootu varies in the preparation methods or even in the ingredients used.

Mostly koottu will be having coconut in common.

Today I am sharing a different koottu , yes, just with tomatoes, tomato koottu.

We can make this same kootu with less spiciness to serve with rice. Also with little more spicier while serving with chapathi /roti.

Tomato Kootu recipe for Rice, Thakkali kootu recipe, தக்காளி கூட்டு , side dish for rice recipes
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This tomato koottu will definitely be a savior while we are out of vegetables to make side dish. AS this koottu is very light, we can have it with puli kuzhambu/kara kuzhambu , sambhar rice, hotel style kara kuzhambu etc.,

 

 Ok now coming to the recipe.  

Tomato kootu(Thakali kootu)

Tomato Kootu recipe for Rice, Thakkali kootu recipe, தக்காளி கூட்டு , side dish for rice recipesSOAKING TIME: - | PREPARATION TIME: 10 mins | COOKING TIME: 15 mins

AUTHOR: KUZHALI  SAMAIYALARAI

RECIPE TYPE: SIDE DISH

CUISINE:  SOUTH INDIAN

SERVES:  3 persons

 

INGREDIENTS:

4-5 tomatoes(Finely chopped)

10-12 shallots

4 tablespoon moong dhal

1 teaspoon kuzhambu milagaai thool

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

Water as required

salt as required

Few curry leaves

1 teapsoon rice flour

 

To grind:

1/2 cup coocnut gratings

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

2 shallots

Water to grind

 

To temper

1 teaspoon oil

1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

2 red chillies

 

VIDEO RECIPE LINK:

 

PREPARATION:

Chop the tomatoes and keep it ready.

Grate the coconut and grind it along with cumin seeds and shallots

 

METHOD:

Add the moong dhal, tomatoes, shallots, kuzhambu milagaai thool, turmeric powder .

Add required water (approx 1 cup) and pressure cook for 4 whistles.

Open the lid once pressure released and mash well.

Then boil the kootu till it becomes thick.

If you added more water while pressure cooking, the kootu will take long time to become thick.

Once it becomes thick, add the chopped curry leaves ground coconut paste.

Mix well.

If the kootu is still not combined well and seems little thin, mix the rice flour in water 3 tablespoon water and add the slurry.

Let the kootu to boil for around 30 -60 seconds.

Now the kootu is ready , After cooled down it will become more thicker.

Finally temper the mustard seeds , cumin seeds and red chillis  in oil(preferably coconut oil) and then add into the kootu and mix well.

Serve hot with rice along with sambhar, kara kuzhambu, Rasam

 

NOTES:

 

1. Dont add more amount of dhal, it will make the kootu as dhal

2. Mash the tomato and dhal is must to get smooth thick koottu

3. Adding more tomatoes will make the kootu be more tangy.

so adjust the dhal and spiciness as per the tanginess of the

tomatoes used.

4. Instead of kuzhambu milagaai thool, you can even

use regular red chilli powder .

5. If you like you can even add few green chilies too

 while cooking the tomatoes and dhal.

6. You can even cook the dhal and tomatoes separately.

7. While pressure cooking dont add more water , otherwise

the koottu will become more thin and requires more time

to become thick.

8. Let the kootu to become thick in consistency before adding coconut paste.

because after adding coocnut paste , we sholud not boil the kootu

for long time.

9. Adding rice flour slurry will make the kootu thick and

Al together in consistency.

10. You can even grind the rice flour along with coconut.

11. For tempering you can even use thalippu vadagam(vengaaya vadagam)too.

 

 

VIDEO RECIPE:

STEP BY STEP PHOTOS:

 Chop the tomatoes and keep it ready.

Grate the coconut and grind it along with cumin seeds and shallots.



Tomato Kootu recipe for Rice, Thakkali kootu recipe, தக்காளி கூட்டு , side dish for rice recipes


Add the moong dhal, tomatoes, shallots, kuzhambu milagaai thool, turmeric powder .

Add required water (approx 1 cup) and pressure cook for 4 whistles.

Open the lid once pressure released and mash well.

Tomato Kootu recipe for Rice, Thakkali kootu recipe, தக்காளி கூட்டு , side dish for rice recipes

Then boil the kootu till it becomes thick.

If you added more water while pressure cooking, the kootu will take long time to become thick.

Once it becomes thick, add the chopped curry leaves ground coconut paste.

Mix well.

Tomato Kootu recipe for Rice, Thakkali kootu recipe, தக்காளி கூட்டு , side dish for rice recipes

If the kootu is still not combined well and seems little thin, mix the rice flour in water 3 tablespoon water and add the slurry.

Let the kootu to boil for around 30 -60 seconds.

Tomato Kootu recipe for Rice, Thakkali kootu recipe, தக்காளி கூட்டு , side dish for rice recipes

Now the kootu is ready , After cooled down it will become more thicker.

Finally temper the mustard seeds , cumin seeds and red chillis  in oil(preferably coconut oil) and then add into the kootu and mix well.

Serve hot with rice along with sambhar, kara kuzhambu, Rasam

Tomato Kootu recipe for Rice, Thakkali kootu recipe, தக்காளி கூட்டு , side dish for rice recipes

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