Brinjal Plantain Kootu

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Brinjal - 1/2 kg (cut into squares)
  • Raw plantain - 3 (cut into squares)
  • Toor dal - 200 g
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Tamarind - 1 lemon sized ball
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Channa dal - 2 tbsp
  • Dried red chillies - 4
  • Curry leaves - as desired
  • Salt - as desired

How to Make Brinjal Plantain Kootu

  • Soak the cut brinjal and plantain in water for 5 minutes and drain
  • Heat the tamarind water in a vessel and boil the brinjal and plantain in it for 10 minutes
  • Add asafoetida powder, turmeric powder and salt
  • Take a pan and fry coriander seeds, channa dal and dried red chillies without oil, till channa dal turns brown
  • Dry grind this mixture to a powder and keep aside
  • Also cook the toor dal till soft
  • Now add the cooked toor dal to the boiling mixture of brinjal and plantain
  • Add the ground mixture powder to the above
  • Let everything boil for five minutes
  • Meanwhile, heat a little oil in another pan and add mustard and cumin seeds
  • Wait till the mustard seeds splutters and then add curry leaves
  • Garnish the boiling mixture
  • Serve with rice