Friday, July 4, 2014

Capsicum Dhal / Capsicum Kootu

This is a simple kootu recipe with no garlic and no onions in it.That's the reason I tagged under festival.This kootu goes well with phulkas and jeera rice so also plain rice

Ingredients
  • Oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds / jeera - 3/4 teaspoon
  • Dried red chillies - 5 or 6
  • Tomato - 2 or 3 (cubed)
  • Capsicum - 3 nos (diced)
  • Moong dhal - 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric - a pinch
  • Water - to immerse the contents
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves - garnish
  • Lemon - 1/2 (optional)
Method
  • Heat oil in a pan / kadai.Season with mustard, jeera and red chillies
  • Add tomatoes and saute it with a pinch of salt
  • Add capsicum pieces and saute it slightly
  • Add moong dhal, salt, turmeric and water.Mix well.Pressure cook for 3 whistles
  • Transfer the cooked contents in a kadai and slightly simmer it.Mix well
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the stove
  • Squeeze lemon and mix well
Goes well with Plain Rotis