Vaazhaikkai (Raw Banana) Kootu

Ingredients:

Raw Banana: 1, peeled & cut into 5 cms cubes

Tamarind: A small piece, soaked & strained. The tamarind water should be light

Salt: To Taste

Turmeric Powder: 1 tsp

Cooked & mashed Toor Dal: 1 cup

Urad Dal: 2 tbsp

Dry Red Chillies: 4

Curry leaves: 2 sprigs

Asafoetida: 1 tsp

Ground Coconut: 1 tbsp

Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp

Oil: 2 tbsp

Method:

Boil Vaazhaikkai in tamarind water by adding salt & turmeric powder

When tender, switch off & set aside.

Fry Urad Dal, Red chillies, 1 sprig curry leaves by adding a tbsp of oil.

Once urad dal is golden brown, add coconut & fry for couple of minutes

Grind this to a coarse paste, (not fine) by adding little water

Place the vaazhaikkai, back on fire, add the mashed toor dal, the ground paste & let it boil for about a minute.

Remove from fire.

In a fry pan, heat oil, add mustard seeds. When it crackles, add a tsp of urad dal & fry till golden brown. Before removing from fire add Asafoetida & curry leaves. Pour the mixture on to the Kootu.

Serve hot with Rice.

 

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