Jan 17, 2014

Seemebadnekai Kootu

Seemebadnekai Kootu (chowchow/Chayote) is a delicious and spicy gravy that can be enjoyed with rice or chapati.Blended with special spices , it tastes yummy.Mostly made as part of  traditional Madhwa food platter.

Seemebadnekayi Kootu
Seemebadnekayi - 2 cups (diced and boiled)
Tamarind paste-1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 teaspoons

Curry Leaves -few
Mustard Seeds - 1 teaspoon

To grind
Urad dal-1-2 tsp
Dry Red Chillies -5-6
Rice-1/2 tsp
Coconut - 3-4 tbsp (shredded)

Method-In a kadai,heat oil add urad dal,rice,pepper corns and red chillies and fry well.Next add shredded coconut and fry for a 1-2 mins. Grind the mixture into a fine paste.

Next in a pan,boil the vegetables till done.Add tamarind paste and the ground mix.Mix well and simmer on low heat.Add salt and mix well.Next prepare the seasoning with all the items mentioned .Add it to the gravy.Enjoy this sihi kootu hot with rice or chapatis.

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