Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Green beans koottu

Green beans is the most common vegetable that is available in all seasons globally.
Just another koottu (boiled lentil based side-dish) for the people who long to have a variation for the beans fry .

Beans koottu (side dish):

Green beans - 1/4 kg
green gram dhal - 1/2 cup
salt - to taste
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
asafoetida - a pinch
To fry and grind:

oil - 1/2 tsp
Coriander seed - 1 tbsp
cumin seed - 1/2 tsp
pepper - 1/2 tsp
red chilly - 3
coconut - 2 tbsp
To temper:

oil - 1 tsp
mustard - 1/4 tsp
Bengal gram / channa dhal - 1 tbsp
chopped onion - 1 tbsp
Red chilly - 1
garlic - 1
curry leaf - brig


1.Wash and soak the moong dhal (green gram dhal for 1/2 an hour).
Clean and chop the beans into small pieces.
Half cook the dhal. Add the chopped green beans, asafoetida, turmeric and cook completely.

2.Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a pan. Fry all the items given.
Let it cool. Then grind it with little water into a thick paste.
Add this masala to the cooked beans and let it come to a boil.
Add salt to taste.

3.Heat oil in a pan. Add the channa dhal and mustard.
After the mustard seeds Crackle , add the chopped onion, chopped garlic, curry leaf, red chilli and fry till the onion becomes red.
Mix it with the boiling koottu and switch off flame.

Green beans koottu is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Yields a lot of koottu. Serves 6 people.
Serve as side dish with any rice / roti.


Asha said...

OMG! I love traditional dishes like this one, so appetizing and yummy. I will try, thanks Viki! :)

Finla said...

Looks super yumm.

Unknown said...

Im not a big fan of kootu..But this one looks delicious..

Malar Gandhi said...

It looks like a nice poricha kootu to me...perfect!:)

Cham said...

I never made green beans kootu! Looks delicous!

Varsha Vipins said...

Just the way I love it Viki..yum..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

this is a different method.. never made it this way.. looks good viki.

Raks said...

Beans kootu is also new tome,mix with other veggies and make,but never tried of making alone with beans,looks good:)

gtyuk said...

looks delicious!
it's been a long time since i did beans!