Indian Drumstick Kootu

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

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Drumstick - 7/8
  • Toor dal - 3 tbsp (cooked and mashed well)
  • Red chilli - 5
  • Pepper - 2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 2 tsp
  • Gram dal - 1 tsp
  • Coconut - 3-4 tbsp
  • Sambar powder - 2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 2-3 tsp
  • a bit of Mustard
  • Curry leaves for garnishing
  • Rice flour -1 tsp

How to Make Indian Drumstick Kootu

  • Boil about 3 cups of water and add sambar powder and salt to it.
  • Cut the drumsticks into 2-inch pieces and add to the boiling water. Cook well.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the red chillies, pepper, urad dal, gram dal, asafoetida and coconut until golden and grind together.
  • Add the paste to the cooked drumsticks.
  • Add the cooked toor dal.
  • If the kootu is slightly watery, mix some rice flour with water and add to it to get the required consistency.
  • Splutter some mustard and urad dal in oil and add to the kootu.
  • Garnish with curry leaves.