Vengaya kootu is very simple to make and it is a great side dish for rice as well as Chapati. The main ingredient is pepper-cumin seeds.


Vengaya Kootu (Onion Dal Stew)
Vengaya Kootu (Onion Dal Stew)


Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time 20 mins
Servings2

Ingredients:
Moong Dal1/2 Cup
Onion3
Turmerica Pinch
SaltTo Taste
Pepper1 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds1 teaspoon

Ingredients For Seasoning:
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Oil2 teaspoon

Method:
  1. Wash and pressure cook the dal and allow for 2 whistles. The dal should not be smashed but should be cooked completely

  2. Grind the pepper and cumin to a coarse powder. Finely chop the onions and keep it aside

  3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add chopped onions and saute well in a medium flame for about 10 minutes. Add a pinch of salt to bring out the moisture from the onion and to cook them evenly. Add pepper-cumin coarse powder and mix well

  4. After the onions are sauted nicely, add cooked dal and mix well along with salt

  5. Add 1/2 Cup of water and allow it to boil for another 5 minutes

  6. The yummy Vengaya Kootu (Onion Dal Stew) is ready to serve with hot rotis/ rice
Vengaya Kootu (Onion Dal Stew)
Vengaya Kootu (Onion Dal Stew)

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