Monday, July 5, 2010

Carrot, Watermelon & Sprouted Fenugreek Kootu

Weekend my H purchased seedless watermelon from the farmer's market and we enjoyed having those sweet chunks and as usual after having the sweet watermelon chunks, my H helped me to remove the white part of watermelon and conserved them in air tightened box, finally i used those white part of watermelon along with sprouted fenugreek seeds to make this delicious kootu, most of my blogger friends would have know that i used to add sprouts more in my dishes, sometimes i used to freeze them in a ziplock bags, earlier i have freezed these fenugreek sprouts and its quite handy to make out curries with them..I have added carrot chunks to mask the bitterness of fenugreek sprouts so that anyone at home wont notice these sprouted fenugreek in this dish..These kootu tastes marvellous along with hot steaming rice with papads and pickles, we enjoyed having for our lunch...

Carrot, Watermelon & Sprouted Fenugreek Kootu

2nos Carrots (chopped)
1/4cup Sprouted fenugreek seeds
1cup Watermelon (white part & chopped)
1/2cup Toor dal
1/4cup Moong dal
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Salt
Oil
1tsp Mustard seeds, urad dal & cumin seeds
3nos Dry red chillies
Few curry leaves
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder

To Grind:
1/4cup Grated coconut
3nos Green chillies
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Peppercorns

Grind all the ingredients given under the list 'To Grind' as fine paste with some water, meanwhile wash and soak both dals for few minutes.. heat a tsp of oil, add the chopped onions, chopped tomatoes and saute for until the onions turns transculent, add the chopped watermelon pieces, sprouted fenugreek seeds and chopped carrot pieces, saute until the veggies get half cooked, now add the soaked dals with turmeric powder, salt to the cooking veggies, add enough water and pressure cook everything upto 3 hisses..heat enough oil, fry the mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds along with asafoetida powder and curry leaves keep aside and once the pressure get released, add this tempered spices, grounded paste to the cooked veggies & dal..cook for few minutes and put off the stove..

Serve hot with rice and papads...

34 comments:

  1. Lovely dish, Priya. I use fenugreek sprouts in cooking too, with lots of onions to mask the bitterness!

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  2. Ooh this looks really delicious!

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  3. Wow wonderful healthy kootu..looks yummy!!!

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  4. மிகவும் அருமையான குறிப்பு...இதுவரை sporutsயினை ப்ரோசன் செய்ததில்லை...கண்டிப்பாக செய்துபார்க்கவேண்டியது தான்...நன்றி...

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  5. fenugreek sprouts is very new for me. Sounds interesting. Btw how do we do fenugreek sprouts??? Just the way we do green gram sprouts, channa sprouts is it? So inviting food!

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  6. Thanks friends..

    @Geetha, senchi paarunga, sila time romba easyaa irrukum..

    @Rach, yes absolutely just the way we do with green gram and channa..thanks dear..

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  7. Delicious as well healthy..thanks for sending it to my event.

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  8. Wonderful recipe dear !!! A very new and innovative one for me.

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  9. Such a healthy and delicious kootu! A very unique combo too :-)

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  10. Lovely and tasty and so healthy too.You are very creative.

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  11. Nice and tempting. I love koottu...

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  12. Priya,
    koottu looks really nice. Delicious as usual.

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  13. Kootu looks really good dear! Feel like having some now! :D

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  14. I have never had this dish but will attempt to make it soon. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  15. Wow wonderful healthy kootu..looks yummy!!!

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  16. Seriously Priya..whats ur secret??? how do you manage to come up with such innovative and different combinations? Hats off to your creativity! i would seriously suggest you to think of writing a cook book :)

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  17. Wow what a delicious way to relish all the veggies..Healthy and Yummy....

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  18. wow its such a healthy n delicious kuttu....very new n creative one...

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  19. As usual awesome recipe dear :) You are simply a kitchen queen :)

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  20. Mmm...this look very delicious. Would be so good with some bread. I would enjoy that for lunch....yum. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  21. Healthy and delicious recipe.. thanks for sharing dear!!

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  22. Fenugreek sprouts is new to me. Thanks Priya for introducing this to me.. looks healthy and delicious.
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  23. ohoh, what a delicious recipe! I love sprouted fenugreek!
    thanks for your reply on the melon seeds. I will try your way :-)

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  24. I amazed at the different dishes you come up with the white part of watermelon... Good going, Priya.

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  25. Healthy and delicious kootu.

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  26. nice curry liked the addition of watermelon. god one

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  27. What an innovative dal with that addition of fenugreek sprouts and watermelon rind. I would have never thought of combining those two ingredients.

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  28. This was really good! I love using the watermelon rind for cooking meals, it makes me feel less wasteful. I never have to add anything to your recipes, they always come out delicious!

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