Tuesday, December 05, 2006

My kinda comfort food

This was our sunday's lunch, rice with rasam, nool khol kootu and thayir sadam(curd rice).

Nool khol kootu

This is the first time i am cooking this veggie and impressed.Got the recipe from a magazine and just skipped coconut.


Nool Khol (Kohlrabi) - 1 cup (chopped)
Moong dal - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4tsp
Perungayam/asafoedita - 1/4tsp
Curry leaves - as needed

for powdering -- Kootu podi
Dania - 2tsp
Channa dal -1tsp
Ural dal - 1tsp
Red chilli - 3


Dry fry and powder the spices listed under "For powdering - Kootu podi",
Half cook moongdal in a pressure cooker for 1 whistle.Then add nool khol and turmeric powder,salt and cook for another 1 whistle.Now add the powdered spices into this.Let it boil well.In a pan heat oil, fry mustard seeds,perungayam,curry leaves and pour this into the kootu.Serve hot with rice.

Note : I powder Kootu podi in bulk and store it.I add this podi to all kind of kootu.

Kootu Podi


Urad dal - 1/4cup
Channa dal - 1/4cup
Dania - 1/4cup
Red chillies - 1/4cup
Perungayam/asafoedita - 1tsp


Dry fry all the ingredients and powder them.You can add this kootu podi to all kind of kootu.

Thayir Sadam/Curd rice


Rice - 1 cup (boiled)
Curd/yogurt - 1/2 cup
Milk - as needed
Green chillies - 4
Ginger - 1tsp (grated or finely chopped)
Mustard seeds -1tsp
Urad dal - 1/2tsp
Channa dal - 2tsp
Curry leaves - as needed
Oil -1tsp


Cook rice well and mash it slightly.Add curd,milk and salt to it and mix well.Now in a pan heat oil and fry mustard,channa dal,urad dal,green chillies,ginger,curry leaves.Pour this into the rice and mix well.One of my friend adds grapes to this and is also tasty.

We had this Stuffed chicken by Malabar spices Shaheen on Saturday.Delicious...

1 comment:

Asha said...

OMG!! It's 9am and I am drooling already,specially at Knol Kohl kootu.Mmm!!