Monday, February 28, 2011

Watercress Koottu


Watercress is one of the gifted greens to mankind. Nowadays it is popular due to it’s anti – cancer property. It has a peculiar peppery taste, so I tried these greens with mung dal (paasi paruppu) and coconut. It tasted very good. It’s nutritional and other properties are here.

Ingredients:
  • Watercress -1 bunch
  • Mung dal – 150 g
  • Grated coconut (grind to a fine paste) – 2 Tablespoons
  • Canola oil – 1 Teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ Teaspoon
  • Split urad dal – ½ Teaspoon
  • Dried red chili - 1
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ Teaspoon
  • Salt as needed
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
 Method: 
  • Wash mung dal with water and keep aside.
  • Wash Watercress to remove adhering soil. Trim the leaves with stem about two inches and reserve for cooking. Discard the bottom semi hard stem.
  •  Heat oil in a frying pan and add mustard seeds. When they pop up add urad dal. Fry till dal is slightly brown.
  • Add mung dal, two cups of water, turmeric powder and cook until the dal is half done.
  • Now add the watercress and crushed red chili.
  • Cook the mixture, adjust salt and add coconut. Cook further for few seconds.
  • Cook the mixture by not closing the frying pan through the whole process.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • It goes very well with hot rice and chapathi.

36 comments:

  1. Wow..looks very healthy and delicious...

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  2. superb healthy dish, we can have this leaves even like a salad with lime,salt& pepper.

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  3. Healthy kootu,looks refreshing and delicious.

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  4. wow, this looks superb and delicious :)


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  5. Kootu with watercress looks absolutely comforting and inviting..

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  6. woww....lookss very yummy and definitely healthy !!

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  7. yummy koottu..looks so delicious..

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  8. Delicious and healthy curry, sounds yummy

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  9. looks healthy and delicious dear :)

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  10. Yummy n new for me....looks nice

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  11. Wow!!! That looks delicious and healthy!

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  12. Watercress is very healhty..loved the way you made the kootu.Delish..

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  13. wow, I've never made anything like this - looks great!

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  15. beautiful koottu..what a great way to incorporate greens in a meal

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  16. Love cooking with watercress kootu looks healthy and yummy.

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  17. Hi Krishnaveni, thanks for stopping by - I am always amazed at how many lovely variations and veggies we can use to make some delicious dishes - Thanks for sharing this lovely looking recipe :)

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  18. Thanks dear friends for your encouraging comments

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  19. Hi....I'm new to your blog...you have a wonderful collection of recipes in your blog....I'll be happy to follow your blog :-)

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  20. A healthy kootu. Thanks for sharing it dear.

    Hamsamlini Chandrasekaran,
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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