Tomato Kootu Recipe

Tomato Kootu Recipe
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A typical south Indian recipe prepared with tomatoes, lentils and coconut, the Tomato Kootu is highly-nutritious. It serves as the perfect side dish and goes perfectly well with rice.
Tomato Kootu Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 8.5 / 10 (4 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 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.