Kootanchoru - Monthly One Dish Meal

Am back after a very long time, shifting jobs kept me busy and completely tied up. I still managed to take snaps of all what I cooked and are sleeping in my mobile. Will wake them one each every day. So my entry to Monthly One Dish Meal is Kootanchoru.

This dish is one of my favourites and reminds me of my home town Tirunelveli..Its a one pot meal , has all the required nutrients in the form of veggies , protein in the form of dal.

Rice - 1 cup
Toor Dal - 1 cup
Water - 3 1/2 cups
Veggies of your choice - I used Carrot , Beans , Potato , Cauliflower and Drumstick
Red Chillie Powder - 3 tsps
Salt - to taste
Oil , Mustard Seeds and Curry Leaves for seasoning

Soak the rice in Water for 10 mins, drain it and take in a seperate bowl. Add the Toor dal to it after washing it. Add the cut veggies into the same vessel.Add 3 1/2 cup of water to this. Add the redchillie powder and salt. In a seperate wok add two spoons of oil and season with mustard seeds and curry leaves. You can add asafoetida for taste and aroma. Keep the vessel in the cooker and steam for about 20 - 25 mins . Wait till the pressure ceases and remove from cooker. Serve hot with Potato Chips or with Raitha .

This makes a perfect dinner at home , when time is very short.

1 comment:

Bhawana said...

looking good. such recipes always a time saver.

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