Thursday, December 5, 2013

Asparagus kootu

Asparagus kootu

Asparagus kootu


asparagus                       - 1 bunch
chana dhal /bengal gram-1/4 cup heaped
onion                              -1/4 cup finely chopped
whole red chilies            -6
sambar powder               -1/4 tsp
salt                                  -to taste

for tempering:

mustard seeds                   -1/4 sp
urad dhal/split black gram-1/4 tsp
cumin seeds                      -1/4 tsp
curry leaves                      -few
hing                                   -pinch
turmeric                            -pinch


  • In pressure cooker  cook  chana dhal for 1 whistle adding 3/4 cup water

  • Cut the hard edge of the asparagus.then chop it into roundels
  • After the pressure goes off open the cooker and add the chopped asparagus and pressure cook again for a whistle.

  • Now heat oil in a pan and allow mustard seeds to splutter.Add urad dhal, cumin seeds,hing,red chillies,curry leaves .

  • Add onion ,salt,sambar powder and fry until transparent.

  • Add the pressure cooked asparagus & dhal to it and cook for another  minutes.

  • Serve as side dish for  Rice or chapathi

Serves        4 


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