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Zucchini Kootu Recipe

Zucchini Kootu is a popular Continental Curries
Author :
On :
Wednesday, 22 June, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Continental Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 1 large or 2 small zucchini, chopped in a 1/2-inch dice
  • 3/4 cup - Channa dal (Bengal gram dal)
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp - canola or other vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp - Channa dal
  • 1 tbsp - Urad Dal (black gram dal)
  • 2-3 red chillies, broken into pieces
  • 2 tsp - Black Peppercorns
  • 1/3 cup - thick Coconut Milk
  • A generous pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt - to taste
  • 1 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • A pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
  • How to Make Zucchini Kootu:

    1. Boil together, preferably in a pressure cooker until tender 1 large or 2 small zucchini, chopped in a 1/2-inch dice, 3/4 cup channa dal (Bengal gram dal), 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric.
    2. In a small skillet, heat 1/2 tsp canola or other vegetable oil and add 1 tbsp channa dal, 1 tbsp urad dal (black gram dal), 2-3 red chillies, broken into pieces and 2 tsp black peppercorns.
    3. Roast them until lightly golden-brown and fragrant.
    4. Now, put them in a blender along with 1/3 cup thick coconut milk, a generous pinch of asafoetida (hing) and blend until smooth.
    5. Then, add to the dal-zucchini mixture and bring to a boil. Add salt to taste.
    6. Simmer together for about 10 minutes.
    7. Heat in a small skillet 1 tsp canola or other vegetable oil.
    8. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 sprig curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida (hing).
    9. When the mustard splutters, add it to the dal.
    10. Turn off heat and serve hot with boiled rice or rotis.
    11. Recipe Courtesy: Holy Cow Vegan


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