Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Methi, Mango & Channadal Kootu

I never thought of combining methi leaves,raw mango and channadal together for making gravies or curries..You know some ongoing events in this wonderful blogsphere will pull us beyond our limits to come up with an elegant dish and this kootu was one among those creations..This kootu goes to Harini' Design A Menu, an interesting event where you have to decide a menu with the list of ingredients given by Harini..I have happily planned a menu last time very soon once she announced this event, but this time i have to break my head to design a menu with the ingredients given by her...Yesterday i tried out this kootu with methi leaves, raw mango and channa dal and the kootu turned out simply fabulous,serve it with some crispy potato fries or any spicy side dish for our lunch, you will have a wonderful lunch..Even i served this kootu with hot steaming idlis for our dinner and both together turned out our dinner super filling and delicious...

Am happy to design my menu with the veggies and ingredients given by Harini, here comes my menu..

Appetiziers: Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Main course: Methi,mango & channadal Kootu, Sweet potato & Methi Stir-Fry
Dessert: Baked Strawberry Wholewheat Pancakes

Methi,mango & channadal kootu

1cup Channadal
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1cup Methi leaves
1no Raw mango (small size,peeled & chopped)
1no Onion(chopped)
1no Tomato (big & juicy)
1tsp Sambhar powder
2tbsp Grated coconut
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
Salt
Oil
1tsp Mustard seeds+urad dal
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
2nos Dry red chillies

Wash and cook the channadal with chopped raw mango pieces and turmeric powder in pressure cooker upto 3 hisses, once the stem get released mash the cooked dal and mango pieces well.

Heat enough oil in a kadai,let splutters the mustard seeds,urad dal and asafoetida powder, add immediately the chopped onions,chopped tomatoes and saute until the veggies get cooked.

Meanwhile grind the grated coconut with cumin seeds as fine paste..

Now add the methi leaves, cook for few minutes until the greens gets shrinks...add the cooked dal-mango mixture,sambhar powder to the greens,bring everything to boil.

Add the already grounded paste to the cooking gravy,cook for few minutes and put off the stove..

Serve hot with rice or either with idlis.

46 comments:

  1. I could have never thought of this combination but it would be super aromatic and tasty. well done Priya.

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  2. Can imagine the flavour.Splendid one !

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  3. hey priya!, that is a nice event. Preparing a dish with the available ingredients seems familiar. I use to do this at home. I take whatever available and prepare a curry... sometimes new inventions for mankind :)

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  4. Waow, it sounds like a very tasty combination of flavour. i like the idea of combining methi and mango :-)

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  5. Lovely combo .I am sure it would have tasted awesome

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  6. looks delicious!! by the way priya thanks for checking in my blog, :) you are one of the few blog pals who check in without me running after them :P

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  7. I can imagine how good the combination would have been..looks sooper.

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  8. Great combo and looks really tasty!

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  9. Mango n methi new combo....brilliant idea....this tempting me a lot...I have both in hand I am goin to try this today :) thanx priya for sharing your innovative recipes!!!

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  10. love the combo of these new flavours.....curry looking fab

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  11. Just reading all the ingredients makes me hungry for this- what a combo!
    US Masala

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  12. Delicious combo and a very interesting menu.

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  13. Sounds fabulous! You never stop amazing us with your innovative combinations of various ingredients..Thank you so much for sending it to our event.

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  14. Wowww... Truly delicious.. looks simply amazing..

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  15. So many superb ingredients in the same dish. Raw mango must have made this tangy. Nice color too

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  16. What a combo..unusual , but simply great.. Love the mango in there

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  17. Great combination of spices. I know I will love this.

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  18. What a yummy combo. First time here. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Lovely space out here. Happy to follow you. Do visit back. :)

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  19. Methi mango chanadal kootu looks awesome delicious.

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  20. Lovely color and great combo!!

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  21. Super yummy!!! Aromatic and healthy too!!

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  22. A very tangy kootu...I so want to eat it with rice...

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  23. Nice combo, Priya! What a coincidence!! Even I am cooking chana dal for Harini's event as I blog hop. I am making this dish for the first time and have to see how it turns out.. :)

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  24. Delicious combo, Can smell the flavor...

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  25. I wouldn't have conjured up this combination - looks fabulous!

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  26. thank you priya..i tried n i liked it very much...breakfast with dosa super O Super...thanx..

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  27. Tangy and flavorful kootu... Would be great with chapathis too...

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  28. Delicious kootu..Love it with rice...

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  29. சூப்பர்ர் காம்பினேஷன்,நல்லாயிருக்கு!!

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  30. superb combo....love to have with some roti...:)

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  31. looking delicious n healthy too..

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  32. nice combp of ingredients!
    looks yummy!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  33. That does look like an unusual combo, love the color and flavors in there.

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  34. Mango should work well with methi I guess- I would love to taste this one!

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  35. Lovely sambhar with the unusual fusion.

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  36. so new combo! would be great with warm rice!

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