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Karnataka Kootu



Cut the vegetables to a bite size pieces. Cook them along with toor dal in a pressure cooker till 2-3 whistles. Fry coriander seeds, red chillies, cumin seeds, pepper, cinnamon, channa dal and coconut powder in a little oil. (First fry all the ingredients except coconut; then fry coconut in the same vessel). Grind them to a fine smooth paste. Now remove the vegetable and dal from the cooker and boil them. Add the ground paste to the mixture. Let it boil for 5 minutes. Add tamarind water, salt and chilli powder, asafoetida and turmeric powder to the boiling vegetable mixture. After 7 minutes remove from fire. Season with fried curry leaves and mustard. Serve hot.
Note: Vegetable like potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, knol- khol, greenpeas are used in this recipe.
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