Mangalore Kootu

Category: Assorted Curries
Description: A mix of vegetables in a mildly flavored gravy.
Preparation Time: 25 mins

MAIN INGREDIENTS:

Mixed vegetables – 2 cups(Cabbage,cauliflower,potato,beans,carrot,chayote sqaush(chow chow),peas and tomato)
Grated coconut – 5 tablespoons
Tamarind – a marble size ball
Sugar – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
Coconut oil – 1 tablespoon
Curry leaves – 3
Salt – to taste

FOR POWDERING:

Uradh dhal – 2 tablespoons
Methi seeds – ½ teaspoon
Coriander seeds – a pinch
Red chillies – 4
Fry the above in 1/2 tablespoon of oil, allow it to cool and grind to a smooth paste with the coconut and tamarind.

METHOD:

1.In the mix of vegetables cabbage should be a little more in proportion to the other vegetables.
2.Boil the vegetables in a small quantity of water with little salt and turmeric powder.
3.When the vegetables are about half done add the ground paste and sugar and allow it to simmer for some time.
4.Taste for salt and remove from the fire. 5.Heat the rest of the coconut oil and season with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
6.It is best enjoyed with puris and rice.