Thengai Arachuvitta Kootan

Today was one of those days when you are in no mood of  spending too much time in the kitchen, but of course something had to be prepared for lunch. This kootan is a result of my boredom. Even though it’s simple, the taste is awesome.


Mixed vegetables — 1 cup ( 4 shallots , 2 brinjal, 1/2 carrot,1 drumstick

Coconut —- 3/4 cup

Tamarind — small marble size

Channa dal — 1 1/2 tablespoons

Urad dal — 1 teasoon

Methi seeds —- 1/2 teaspoon

Dry red chili — 3

Jaggery — 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder — 1/2 teaspoon

Salt — 1  teaspoon

Mustard seeds —1/2 teaspoon

Sesame oil — 3 teaspoon

Few curry leaves.


Soak the tamarind in a glass of water. Peel the skin of shallots , cut the vegetables. Extract the tamarind pulp and cook the vegetables in tamarind water along with turmeric and salt. Heat 2 spoons oil,fry channa dal, urad dal,methi seeds and red chili till the dal changes color. Grind the fried ingredients along with coconut to get a smooth paste. Once the vegetables are cooked add the jaggery  stir,now add the grounded paste and allow to boil for 3-4 minutes. ( add extra water to get a correct consistency ). Heat the remaining oil ,add the mustard seeds, when the splutter add the curry leaves and add this tempering to the Thengai Arachuvitta  kootan. Drizzle some nei on warm rice add the Kootan and just enjoy it with vadam or karuvadam.

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