>> Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I usually like to combine two or more veggies and make a combo dish out of them, so that it saves our time of cooking two separate dishes, still leaving us with the same nutrient values and taste of those vegetables. In that order, I came up with the broccoli spinach kadalai paruppu kootu.
Broccoli - 1 whole flower (chopped)
Spinach - 1 whole bunch (chopped)
Kadalai paruppu/Bengal gram dal - 1Cup
Onion - 1 medium sized (chopped)
Tomato - 1 medium sized (chopped)
Garlic pearls - 3nos.
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1tbsp
Coconut - 1tbsp
Green chillies - 2nos.
Dhaniya/Coriander seeds - 1tbsp
Salt - to taste
kadalai paruppu n warm water for about 15minutes. Add onions, tomatoes garlic to the dal and cook it on medium flame with lid closed until the dal is 3/4 cooked. Meanwhile, grind coconut, green chillies, jeera and coriander seeds into a coarse paste. When the dal is almost done, add broccoli and spinach to it, as these vegetables won't take much time to cook.
kootu. Let it be bit watery, and it would be good both with rice or chapatis.
I am sending this to Delicious Dals event by Veggieplatter.