Showing posts with label Kootu Varieties. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kootu Varieties. Show all posts

Thursday 28 January 2021

Manathakkali Keerai Kootu Recipe/Black Night Shade Kootu Recipe/Manathakkali Paasi Paruppu Kootu with step by step photos & Video/மணத்தக்காளி கீரை கூட்டு

 Manathakkali Keerai/Black Nightshade is loaded with medicinal properties. They are rich in antioxidants, iron, vitamins, minerals and abundant calcium. The amount of phosphorous in it helps in the growth and development of brain and strengthens the nerves. Manathakkali Keerai is an excellent cure for mouth ulcers and stomach ulcers. This kootu is made with manathakkali keerai, moong dal and taste divine. If you are suffering from ulcer then this is yet another recipe that you should have to cure the same. Do try out this Manathakkali Keerai Kootu recipe and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Manathakkali Keerai Recipes here and about other Keerai Varietiesand Keerai Recipes here. Check out the video for the recipe in English & Tamil

Here’s how to make Manathakkali Keerai Kootu with step by step photos... 

Sunday 2 February 2020

Thakkali Kai Kootu/Pachha Thakkali Kootu/Green Tomato Kootu - தக்காளி காய் கூட்டு

Thakkali Kai Kootu is a South Indian delicacy made with raw/green tomatoes/thakkali kai along with dal and fresh ground coconut paste. It is a very simple,  healthy, spicy and tangy kootu that can be prepared as side dish and served with white rice or rotis. The green tomatoes are not available all the time in the market, but whenever I find these beautiful, tangy green tomatoes/tomatillos, I make it a point to buy them and make either kootu or thogaiyal. Do try out this lovely and healthy Thakkali Kai Kootu and post your comments here. Meanhwile do check out other interesting and delicious Kootu Varieties and other  Sambars/Dal/Rasamvarieties here.

Here’s how to make Thakkali Kadi Kootu with step by step photos…

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Agathi Keerai Kootu Recipe/Agathi Keerai Paasi Paruppu Kootu Recipe/Agathi Keerai Kootu with step by step photos

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and super delicious Agathi Keerai Kootu with paasi paruppu/moong dal. Agathi Keerai has numerous health benefits loaded with vitamin A, E, C and other minerals like calcium, phosphorous, Iron etc. It contains 8.4% of protein, 1.4% of fat, 3.1% of minerals. Agathi Keerai helps in easy digestion, cures acidity related problems, regulates urination, cures stomach ulcer and reduces the stress to a great extent. I have mentioned only few benefits of Agathi Keerai , with this short note let's moves on to the kootu recipe. Do check out Agathi Keerai Poriyal I have posted earlier here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Kootu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Agathi Keerai Kootu with step by step photos…

Friday 10 January 2020

Thiruvathirai Kootu/7 Kari Kootu/EzhuKari Kootu/Pongal Kootu – Thiruvathirai Special Recipes/Pongal Special 7 Kari Kootu

Thiruvathirai Kootu is a special kootu made with country vegetables [Nattu Kaikarigal] during thiruvathirai festival and offered to Lord Shiva along with Thiruvathirai Kali and steam cooked white rice. This kootu is also prepared on Pongal and offered to Sun god along with Sakkarai Pongal, Ven Pongal and Paal Pongal. This kootu is made with a minimum of 7 different types of vegetables and increase the number up to 21, but always odd number of vegetables only must be used. Try to add as many as country vegetables which available abundantly during this season. I have made this kootu with 9 different types of vegetables like Avarakkai, Mochhai, karnai kizhangu, white pumpkin, yellow pumpkin, brinjal, Do try out this Thiruvathirai Kootu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Dal/kootu/kuzhambu varieties and Thiruvathirai Kali here.

Here’s how to make Thiruvathirai Kootu with step by step photos…

Saturday 18 May 2019

Ponnanganni Keerai Kootu Recipe/Ponnankanni Keerai Kootu/Dwarf Copper Leaf Kootu/How to make Ponnanganni Keerai Kootu wtih step by step photos

Ponnanganni Keerai is called as “Dwarf Copperleaf” in English is a green variety available throughout the year. The name “Ponnanganni” means glow like gold. It is loaded with iron, calcium and other vital nutrients that make our hair and skin glow. 

When Ponnanganni is taken for a period of 48 days regularly, it heals our body of all kinds of deficiency and reduces the body heat, as it is an excellent body coolant. Ponnanganni is specifically recommended for eye ailments, asthma, gonorrhoea, syphilis. Most of them avoid these types of greens, because they do not know how to cook them or to use them. A very simple Ponnanganni keerai poriyal/stirfry included twice or thrice a week in our diet is a wonderful remedy to stay healthy. 

Ponnanganni oil/thailam is very famous in Tamil Nadu and is used for treating headaches and also for treating excessive body heat during the summer months. For now friends I am going to share this Ponnanganni Keerai Kootu, do try it for sure and post your comments. Meanwhile do check out other Keerai Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Ponnanganni Keerai Kootu with step by step photos…

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Zucchini/Courgette Kootu

Kootu is a very common and a staple food of Tamil Nadu. It is a very healthy combo of vegetable of your choice and dhal cooked together along with other ingredients. No feast in Tamil Nadu is complete without a kootu. I have already posted different type of kootu varieties prepared in most of the households in Tamil Nadu. But this kootu is very special, the reason is, it is a perfect blend of South Indian cooking with an exotic and a versatile vegetable, none other than “zucchini/Courgette”. Do try out this delectable kootu friends and give me your feed backs.

Here’s how to make Zucchini Kootu with step by step photos….

Monday 27 January 2014

Ridge gourd Kootu/Peerkangai Kootu

Ridge gourd is a very tender and versatile vegetable referred to as luffa, turiya, turai, beerakai or dodka in several languages in India. It is a well-known and a very common vegetable in Asia, Africa and Arabian nations. Ridge gourd is loaded with dietary fiber, vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc, thiamine, iron, as well as magnesium. It is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and has excellent blood purifying properties. Check out other delicious kootu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Ridge gourd kootu with step by step photos…

Tuesday 26 November 2013

Carrot & Tomato Kootu [No grinding]

This carrot & tomato kootu is the easiest kootu to make especially in the morning rush when you need to pack lunch. The best part of it is you don’t need to grind anything, yes I can  see lot of smiles in all of your face. I make this kootu when I am totally tired and when I don’t want to cook, but still have to cook. It is so easy, just add everything to the cooker, pressure cook it and then finally temper it. See, how easy it is? Still a very healthy and heavenly tasting kootu. Now let’s move on to the recipe.

Here’s how to make Carrot & Tomato Kootu with step by step photos…

Saturday 9 November 2013

Beetroot Kootu with Chana Dal/Kadalai Paruppu

Beetroot kootu is a very nutritious and healthy dish that can be served with either white rice or with rotis or any Indian bread. Kootu is a very traditional food served in Tamil Nadu as a part of lunch menu and no feast (virundhu) is complete without kootu. Kootu is nothing but cooking vegetables and dals together and finally tempering them. Kootu can be done with different combination of vegetables and dals. Beetroot kootu is mostly done with moong dal, here I have done it with chana dal just like my mom. Check out the other kootu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Beetroot Kootu with step by step photos…

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Chow Chow Kootu/Chayote Kootu

Chow Chows/Chayotes are a light green, pear shaped fruit with one large pit, edible skin and flesh. Chayotes are native to Meixco but cultivated in warm climates all over the world. The Chayotes are technically fruits, but very often used as a vegetable. In South India Chow chow/Chayote kootu is very common and a popular dish. Kootu is nothing but a dish prepared by adding vegetables and dals together with very mild spices and seasoned for flavouring. Chow chow is very commonly called a “Bangalore Kathrikkai” in TamilNadu. Chow chow/Chayotes have high fiber and water content and very less sugar. It is loaded with vitamin C, potassium and amino acids, when cooked with dals it becomes one whole dish packed with proteins as well. Check out other delicious kootu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Chow Chow/Chayote Kootu with step by step photos.

Saturday 20 July 2013

Cabbage /Muttai Gose kootu [with channa dal/kadalai paruppu]

We all make different kinds of kootu, this is one among them. This cabbage kootu is my husband’s favourite, usually tomatoes are not added but I prefer adding them. This is a very special South Indian kootu that be made very quickly and taste delectable. Check out other delicious kootu varieties here.

Here’s how to make cabagge kootu with step by step photos…

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Vazhai Poo Kootu/Plantain flower Kootu

Each and every part of Vazhai maram(banana tree) is useful and consumed in one way or another. There are several dishes made out of vazhai poo, like the vazhai poo vadai, vazhai poo kuzhambu, vazhai poo poriyal etc especially made in Southern Part of India. Here is a very simple vazhai poo kootu which is a very healthy and comforting dish. Check out other delicious sambar & kootu varieties Sambar and Dal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Vazhai Poo Kootu with step by step photos…

Saturday 16 March 2013

Surrakkai Kootu/Bottle Gourd Kootu

Surrakkai Kootu/Bottle Gourd Kootu is a very simple and easy dish to prepare. Bottle gourd has high water content makes it very cooling, calming, diuretic and easy to digest. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, when cooked with dhal it is a total package with proteins. Check out other delicious kootu varieties here.

Now let’s see how to make surrakkai kootu with step by step photos…

Sunday 3 March 2013

Pudalangai Kootu/Snake Gourd Kootu

Kootu is a simple and healthy dish. Kootu means vegetables added with lentils and is a side dish in a tamil feast. It can be mixed in rice and given to kids so they get the proteins from dhals and the vegetables at the same time. It is generally made either with Thoor dhal or Moong dhal or Bengal gram dhal. This pudalangai(snake gourd) kootu is made with moong dhal. Check out other delicious kootu varieties here.

Here’s how to make it with step by step photos…