Beetroot Kootu - Beetroot with Moong Dal and Coconut - Kootu Recipes
Beetroot kootu is one of my favourite dishes with beetroots. It goes well with rasam and puli kuzhambu.
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Beetroot Kootu with step by step photos
Prep time : 15 minutes
Cook time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4
Category : side dish/kootu
Author : Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan
- 3 medium beetroots
- 1/4 cup moong dal
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp mustard
- 1/2 tsp urid dalfew curry leaves
- 1 tbsp oil
- few curry leaves
- salt to taste
For coconut paste
- 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
- 2 red chilly
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 4 small onions
Wash the beetroots well and peel the skin completely. Chop them into small cubes. Wash the moong dal and soak it for 10 to 15 minutes. Take a small pressure cooker and add the moong dal along with the chopped beetroots. Pressure cook for 3 whistles and allow the pressure to settle down naturally.
Open the pressure cooker and gently mix the beetroots and add required salt. Mix well. Next, add the grounded coconut paste and add required water according to your desired consistency.
Simmer the kootu for 5 to 7 minutes and turn off the heat. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard and urid dal. When it splutters, add curry leaves and add it to the hot kootu.
Transfer the kootu to the kootu to serving dish and add cold milk. Mix well.Now the beetroot kootu is ready to serve.