Generally, we make poricha kootu, i.e stew made without tamarind. But, this time, I made this tamarind based stew and it turned out very yummy. A nice dish to mix with rice. Sometimes, making the kids to eat veggies is a big task. I always prefer to make stew so that we can mix the stew with rice and feed them. Poricha kootu is a good accompaniment for any kuzhambu / sambar varieties, but for mixing with rice, puli kootu would be more perfect. Adding masoor dal with nutrition rich carrot and beans along with tamarind juice is a perfect stew. Try this Carrot Beans Puli Kootu and share your experience





Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Servings4
Recipe CategoryMain
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

Carrot Beans Puli Kootu Recipe | Carrot Beans Tamarind based Stew
Carrot Beans Puli Kootu Recipe | Carrot Beans Tamarind based Stew 


Ingredients:
Chopped Beans1/4 Cup *
Chopped Carrot1/4 Cup
Thur Dal1/4 Cup
SaltTo taste
Turmeric Powder1/2 teaspoon
Tamarind 1 small gooseberry size
Hing1/4 teaspoon

* 1 Cup = 250ml
For Grinding:
Ghee 1/4 teaspoon
Oil1 teaspoon
Coriander Seeds2 teaspoon
Bengal Gram Dal2 teaspoon
Urid Dal2 teaspoon
Red Chillies 2
Peppercorns1/4 teaspoon
Grated Coconut1 tablespoon
Cumin Seeds1/4 teaspoon
Curry Leavesfew

For Seasoning:
Oil1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds1 teaspoon
Peanuts1 tablespoon
Split Urid Dal1 teaspoon
Curry Leavesfew


Carrot Beans Puli Kootu Recipe | Carrot Beans Tamarind based Stew
Carrot Beans Puli Kootu Recipe | Carrot Beans Tamarind based Stew 

Method:
  1. Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice and set this aside
  2. Wash and finely chop the beans and carrots and set this aside
  3. Take the thurdal in a vessel and add water to soak the dal and add a pinch of turmeric and pressure cook the dal allowing it for 3-4 whistles. Once the dal is cooked, mash it nicely and set this aside
  4. In a sauce pan add the chopped beans and carrots. Add a cup of water along with turmeric powder and allow the veggies to cook completely. 
  5. When the veggies are getting cooked, heat a pan to fry the grinding ingredients. Add ghee in a pan and add peppercorns and fry them till the peppercorns starts to sputter. Take the peppercorns in a mixer. In the same pan, add coriander seeds, channa dal, urid dal, red chillies, curry leaves and fry them till the dals turn golden brown color
  6. Add these fried ingredients to the mixer jar. Also add grated coconut and also cumin seeds to the mixer jar. Grind all these to a nice and smooth paste. Set this aside
  7. In another pan, add the tamarind extract. Add salt and hing and allow the tamarind extract to boil to get rid off its raw smell
  8. When the tamarind is nicely boiled, add the cooked beans and carrot to the pan. Also add mashed dal to the pan, and stir well. Also add ground coconut based spice paste and bring the kootu boil. Keep the flame in medium and allow the stew to boil
  9. In a separate pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add split urid dal, peanuts and fry till the dal turns golden brown color and finally add curry leaves and fry for 10 seconds. Add these seasoned ingredients to the cooked stew and switch off the flame
  10. The healthy and delicious Carrot Beans Puli Kootu is now ready to Serve!
  11. Carrot Beans Puli Kootu Recipe | Carrot Beans Tamarind based Stew
    Carrot Beans Puli Kootu Recipe | Carrot Beans Tamarind based Stew 

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  1. Addition of peanuts is new to me, i will try it !! yummy Kootu !!

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