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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Nice Matters Award and the recipe for Mixed Veggie Kootu

Eskay from A Bon Vivant's Chow Chronicles, Archana from Archy's Recipe Book, Seema from Everyday Cooking Recipes from my kitchen... and EasyCrafts from Simple Indian Food have passed on the Nice Matters Award to me. Thanx so much, girls... I feel honored and appreciated!!!

"Nice Matters Award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world.”

I would want to pass this award to each and every food blogger out there for all the effort and hard work that they put in each day on their blogs.... You guys are the best!!! Thanx for inspiring me.....

Coming to the recipe.... Kootu is a South Indian, sambhar like gravy which is usually taken with rice. Each region has its own version of the Kootu recipe and here's the Bangalore/Mysore version of it. Enjoi!

Ingredients:

2 cups Chopped mixed veggies (Potatoes, carrots, beans etc)

1/2 Bunch Fresh Dill leaves (Sabsige soppu)

1/2 cup Peanuts

2 tbsp Toor Dal

1 tsp Urad Dal

12-14 Black Pepper corns

2 Dry red chilies, low spiced

1-2 tbsp Fresh/Frozen Grated Coconut

3-4 Strands Cilantro

A pinch of Haldi

A generous pinch of hing

1-2 tsp Mustard Seeds

1 tsp Jaggery

1-2 tsp Ghee/Clarified butter

4-5 Curry leaves

Salt as per taste

Method:

  1. Combine the veggies, dill leaves, toor dal and the peanuts in a vessel; Keep aside some peanuts for seasoning; Add enough water and pressure cook the veggie mixture until done.
  2. Meanwhile, dry roast the urad dal, pepper corns, red chilies and powder them in a blender. Add coconut, cilantro, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, hing, haldi and grind to a smooth paste.
  3. Add the masala paste to the cooked veggies and boil well; Add water to get the required consistency; Add salt and jaggery and boil for couple of more minutes.
  4. Heat ghee and temper with mustard seeds, remaining peanuts and curry leaves. Serve hot with rice and enjoi!

Prep Time: 40-45 mins.

Serves: About 3-4 people.

26 comments:

Asha said...

Enjoy the awrd girl you deserve it!:))
Kootu looks delcious, love the green color and the addition of pepper.
How are you doing? I know we are all busy these days. Take care!:)

vimmi said...

Hi,
Congrats on the award. Never made kootu.

Kalai said...

Congrats on the award, Ramya! I've never used dill in kootu before, so this is something different. Looks great! :)

Mythreyee said...

Enjoy the award. Congratulations. Kootu rocks. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

Archy said...

Congrats dear.. !! Enjoy :)!!

Kootu looks yummy !!

DEEPA said...

Congrats lady on the award.....

Seema said...

Congrats on award... I passed on the same award to you yesterday.. check in my blog pls.
Kootu looks delicious.

Rupa said...

Congrats!! on the award.Kootu looks Yummy.I make mixed veg. kootu but didnt know about dill kootu.Will try this for sure.Thanks..

Eskay said...

Congrats and enjoy! Nice recipe for Kootu.

masalamagic said...

Congrats on the award Ramya! Sounds like a very tasty and unique kootu recipe.

easycrafts said...

Congratulations on the award...colour of the kootu is very nice

Sig said...

I love kootu much much more than sambar, your version looks great! Congrats on the award Ramya...well deserved...

ramya kiran said...

hey ramya..u desreve very bit of the award..ur a star..thnx for the recipe..wil do it straight away..was craving for ir for ages...

Happy cook said...

Congrats with the award

Laavanya said...

Congrats on the awards Ramya. That's a very different kootu recipe.. looks good.

Vani said...

Hi Ramya! COngrats on the award. Kootu looks delicious! I have my version of mixed veggie kootu on my blog. Check it out when u get some time.
Hope you are doing well.

musical said...

Congrats on the well deserved award, Ramya! The kootu is looking so fresh and beautiful! Lovely picture and presentation!

vanamala said...

Congrats !! Ramya Kottu (Kolombu) is looks tasty !! Nice Pic :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Congrats over the award Ramya and thanx for passing to everybody ...includes me right?
Kootu looks nice!!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Everybody,
Thanx so much, people!!! Glad you guys liked the recipe...

Nivedita said...

I made the Kootu, Ramya...and it was awesome...Just as my Kannadiga neighbour in Bangalore makes it...Yippee, now I can make my own Kootu.

Vikram said...

Hi,
I first tried cabbage palya, now this...Turned out well.
I was too lazy to cook in India, staying alone in the US teaches you a lot of things, and apparently, kootu is one of them...
I still don't particularly enjoy all the cleaning (thanks to my up-bringing:-)), but it was fun.
Thanks...
Is my future wife lucky or what!

Prathibha said...

Congrats on the award Ramya. Definetly gonna try this one & will let u know.

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Anitha said...

hi Ramya...... ur blog is just awesome..... i was not tht a kitchen person...by mistake i came across ur blog and now i am like trying out all new things from you recipies.... i just love u man for what ever work you have done..... Thanks a lot :)

Akshay said...

Sitting here in the US, I came across your recipe and figured I'd give it a try. Didnt realize I would end up preparing my best lunch since a long long time. Thanks!