Jun 7, 2016

Heerekayi Kootu

Heerekayi Kootu (Heerekayi -Turai/Ridgedgourd) is a traditional Madhwa South Indian gravy that  can be enjoyed with hot rice or chapati.A spicy, healthy gravy.

Ingredients
Heerekayi Kootu

                  Heerekayi Kootu

  • Heerekayi-1 cup finely chopped
  • Moong dal- 1/2  cup cooked
  • For grinding
  • Urad dal – 1 tbsp
  • Jeera – 1 tbsp
  • Pepper-10
  • Rice-1 tsp
  • Red chilies-5-6
  • Shredded coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Hing- 1 pinch
  • Seasoning
  • Oil-1-2tsp
  • Mustard-1/2 tsp
  • Jeera-1/2 tsp
  • Chana dal-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric-pinch
  • Hing-pinch
  • Curry leaves-few
Method-In a pan,add little oil fry well the urad dal, pepper, jeera, curry leaves,hing ,red chilies later add the  coconut fry for 1-2 mins .Grind this roasted mixture by adding little water.Meanwhile , stir fry the veggies .Once done ,add the cooked moong dal,  the ground paste and allow to simmer for 5-10 mins. Add salt. Add the seasoning.Heat oil in kadai,add mustard,once done add jeera,chana dal,turmeric,hing,curry leaves.Add this to the kootu.Serve hot with chapati or enjoy with rice.


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