Spring onion kootu recipe, vengaya thal kootu

spring onion kootu

Spring onion, vengaya thal can be made delicious kootu, the procedure also very simple. Learn how to make kootu with spring onion/ vengaya thal with step by step pictures, full video.
I came to know about spring onion only after marriage, once my mami made kootu out of it. I did not like it that much, but it’s the family favorite there. So far, this is the first time I am making spring onion kootu myself. I thought over years my taste would have changed towards vengaya thal kootu. When I had first time earlier, I had terrible nausea and even sambar boiling smell would make me throw up. When I tasted spring onion kootu, I did throw up. This time when I made, it came out good and Vj told it was really delicious. I still have to develop taste for it. I had with roti and it was good, but never liked it as side dish/ with rice.

Spring onion kootu recipe
Recipe Cuisine: Indian |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 10 mins  Cook time: 25 mins Serves: 4  | Author: Raks anand
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Spring onion, vengaya thal can be made delicious kootu, the procedure also very simple. Learn how to make kootu with spring onion/ vengaya thal with step by step pictures, full video..
Spring onion kootu recipe

Recipe ingredients:

Spring onion – 4 cups
Moong dal – 1/3 cup
Sambar powder – 1 tsp
Sugar – 1/4 tsp
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Grind to a paste
Coconut, scrapped – 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Salt – as needed
To temper
Oil – 1 tsp
Mustard – 1/2 tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – a sprig

Method:

  1. Pressure cook 1/3 cup moong dal with 1 cup water in medium flame for 4 whistles.
  2. Meanwhile, eliminate the root part of the spring onion. Wash it thoroughly. 
  3. Chop finely both the white part and green part.
  4. Add 3/4 cup water, salt, 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp sambar powder and 1/4 tsp sugar.
  5. Cook for 3-4 mins. spring onion gets cooked very soon.
  6. While it is cooked, grind 1/2 cup grated coconut with 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, little water to a paste.
  7. Add cooked dal, ground coconut paste and mix well.
  8. Bring to boil and switch off the flame.
  9. Heat a kadai/ pan and add oil. Splutter 1/2 tsp mustard, 1 tsp urad dal and add curry leaves if adding.
  10. Mix this to kootu and serve.

Notes

  • Adding sugar is to retain the green. You can also add a tiny pinch of cooking soda to retain green.
  • Reduce dal if you want. You can add just 1/4 cup too.
  • After adding dal, make sure to stir as it will get burnt at the bottom if boiled without stirring.

Tags:spring onion, vengaya thal, spring onion indian recipes, kootu, south Indian

How to make spring onion kootu:

  1. Pressure cook 1/3 cup moong dal with 1 cup water in medium flame for 4 whistles.
  2. Meanwhile, eliminate the root part of the spring onion. Wash thoroughly. Chop finely both the white part and green part.
  3. Add 3/4 cup water, salt, 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp sambar powder and 1/4 tsp sugar. Cook for 3-4 mins. spring onion gets cooked very soon.
  4. While it is cooked, grind 1/2 cup grated coconut with 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, little water to a paste.
  5. Add cooked dal, ground coconut paste and mix well. Bring to boil and switch off the flame.
  6. Heat a kadai/ pan and add oil. Splutter 1/2 tsp mustard, 1 tsp urad dal and add curry leaves if adding. Mix this to kootu and serve.

Serve as accompaniment for rice. I liked it with roti too.

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