Friday, February 25, 2011

Drumstick Sabji aka Kootu

This is a very tasty kootu.I saw this recipe in Jaya TV but modified according to my taste and Iam happy to share it with u all



Drumstick - 2 (cut it into small pieces)
Toor Dhal - 1/2 cup
Moong Dhal - 1/2 cup
Sambar Powder - 2 Teaspoons
Chilly Powder - 1 Teaspoon


Onion - 1 or 2 (chop it well)
Tomato - 3 Nos (chop it well)


Oil - 3 Tablespoons
Jeera- 1 Teaspoon
Methi Seeds - 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander and Currry Leaves - Little
Salt - 1 1/2 Teaspoons
Tamrind Water extract - 1/2 cup


  1. Grind onion and tomatoes into a thick paste in the mixer.Add water if necessary.Keep it aside
  2. In a pressure cooker add Toor Dhal,Moong Dhal,Drumstick.Mix well with Sambhar Powder and Chilly Powder.Leave it for 3 whistles
  3. In a Kadai, heat oil and Jeera.After it splutters add Methi seeds.Now add Turmeric Powder.
  4. Add the Onion Tomato paste and heat till raw smell diffuses
  5. Add the cooker item (step 2) and mix well
  6. Add Tamrind water and salt.Allow it to boil
  7. Garnish it with Coriander and Curry leaves
  8. If necessary add a spoon of ghee
This kootu can be served as a side dish with Poori,Dosa and it can be mixed with rice also