I have posted a ton of kootu recipes until now. Kootu is a lentil based gravy dish and has a ton of variations. It goes well with rice or as a side dish for roti. This is the first time I am using fresh watercress leaves and the kootu tasted delicious. You can add cabbage, spinach, green beans, carrot, beetroot, etc. Off to the recipe.
1 year ago: Sourdough Kefir Waffles
Watercress lentil gravy.
- To Grind
- coconut - 2 tbsp
- cumin seeds - 1 tsp
- red chillies - 2 - 3 (adjust to taste)
- For Kootu
- watercress - 1 bunch
- oil - 1 tsp
- mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
- onion - 1/2 cup - chopped
- moong dal - 1/2 cup
- salt - to taste
Cook moong dal and keep aside. Grind coconut, cumin seeds and red chillies. Clean watercress and chop coarsely.
Heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add onion and saute until onion is cooked; add the cooked dal, ground paste, salt and chopped watercress leaves.
When watercress is cooked, turn off the stove and serve with rice or roti.
2 years ago: Zucchini Noodles
3 years ago: Aloo Channa Chaat
4 years ago: Spinach Strawberry Quinoa Salad
5 years ago: Garlic Chutney
1. Cleaned watercress leaves.2. Take coconut, cumin seeds and red chillies in a blender.3. Grind to a paste.4. Heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds. Add onions and saute until cooked.5. Add cooked moong dal, ground paste and salt.6. Add chopped watercress leaves.7. Simmer for few minutes until watercress is cooked. Serve with rice or roti.
Tasty kootu ready.
2 Responses to Watercress Kootu (Lentil Gravy)
wow…arachivitta kootu, so flavorful and yummy one…nice recipe for watercress leaves.
Oh-wow, nice invention with the leaves which I only stir fry or add in soups. Loved the flavours.