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Tomato Kootu is a spicy South Indian dish and is very popular in Tamilnadu. Learn how to make/prepare Tomato Kutu by following this easy recipe.

Tomato Kootu Recipe
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• 4-5 Tomatoes
• 1/3 Cup split green gram dal (mung)
• 1/4 tsp Split black gram dal (urad)
• 1-1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
• 2 Green chilies
• 1-2 tsp Fresh coconut, grated (optional)
• 10-12 Curry leaves
• 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
• 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
• 1 tbsp Oil
• 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
• Salt to taste
How to make Tomato Kootu:
Put tomatoes in boiling water and leave it for 5-7 minutes until tomatoes become soft.
Remove the tomatoes and let them cool.
Peel off the skin and keep aside.
Pour 2 cups of water in a pot.
Add green gram dal and boil well until dal becomes soft.
Drain the excess water from boiled dal.
Grind green chilies, 1-1/4 of cumin seeds, 2-3 curry leaves and coconut together into a paste.
In a shallow pan, put tomatoes and add turmeric, salt, and curry leaves.
Boil the contents for 8 minutes.
When done, add boiled dal & ground paste.
Mix well and boil again on low heat for 3-4 minutes.
Take off heat and keep aside.
In a small pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds.
When they start to crackle, add 1/4 tsp cumin seeds, split black gram, 3-4 curry leaves and asafoetida.
When dal turns slightly brown, take off fire.
Add this seasoning to the prepared tomato mixture.
Serve hot with rice.

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