Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Moru(Buttermilk) kootu with Adai


1 small snake gourd chopped
2 small eggplants chopped
1/4 bottle gourd chopped
1 ripe tomato quartered
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric

2 tsp oil
3 red chillies
2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp chana daal (bengal gram)
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 cup grated coconut
2 green chillies
1 cup curds

2 tsp ghee
1 tsp mustard seeds
a few curry leaves

Heat 2 tsp oil in a frying pan.Add res chillies, coriander seeds, chana daal and fenugreek seeds.Saute for 2 mins.Place it in an electric blender. Add coconut, green chillies and a little water. Blend to a fine paste.Keep aside.

Heat 2 tsp ghee in a heavy saucepan.
Add mustard seeds and a few curry leaves.
When the mustard seeds splutter, add the veggies and tomato.
Add salt, turmeric and enough water to cover the vegetables.
Cover and cook till tender.

Add the paste once the veggies are cooked and tender. Reduce the heat till lukewarm.
Add the curds.
Serve hot with rice or Adai.

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