Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Channa Peanut Kootu

Black Chickpeas 1/4 cup
Peanut 4 tsp
Channa dhal 2 tsp
Urad dhal 2 tsp
Red chillies 3
Peppercorn 4
Fresh greated coconut 3 tsp
Oil 2 tsp
Mustard 1/4 tsp
Cumin/Jeera seeds 1/4 tsp
Hing 1/4 tsp
Green chilly 1
Curry leaves 4-5
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste.

Soak channa overnight and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles with peanuts and keep aside.
Heat a tsp oil in a pan and fry chana dhal, urad dhal , peppercorn and red chillies for 2-3 mins or until aromatic and dhals change colour to golden brown.
Cool the fried ingredients and grind to fine powder and then add grated coconut and half glass of water and grind to fine paste.
Remove the ends and finely chop green chilly.
Heat oil in a pan add mustard, jeera, curry leaves, hing, green chilly and fry for a min or until jeera changes colour.
Now add the ground mixture and 2 glasses of water, boiled channa and peanuts.
Cook on simmer for 5-6 mins. Now add turmeric and salt and mix well.
Cook on high flame for 5-6 mins or until bubbles form in kootu.
Serve channa peanut kootu with steamed rice and dollop of ghee and papad.

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