celery moong dal kootu
CELERY MOONG DAL KOOTU WITH COCONUT
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Celery moong dal kootu is an easy and simple side dish for chapati in less than 30 minutes. Celery, moong dal and coconut together make a tasty side dish.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 5
Author: Antonet Roajer
Ingredients
  • 1 cup CELERY RAW
  • 0.50 cup MOONG DAL RAW
  • 1.50 cup WATER
  • 1.50 tsp OIL
  • 0.50 cup ONION CHOPPED
  • 0.50 tsp MUSTARD SEEDS
  • 0.50 tsp URAD DAL
  • 1 tsp CUMIN SEEDS
  • 0.25 tsp HING OR ASAFOETIDA
  • 0.25 tsp TURMERIC GROUND
  • 0.25 cup SHREDDED COCONUT
  • 2 no DRY RED CHILIS
  • 1.50 tsp SALT TABLE
Instructions
  1. Chop the celery finely. In a pressure cooker add moong dal, chopped celery, water and cook up to three whistles. Allow the pressure cooker to cool naturally.

  2. Grind the shredded coconut with red chilies and cumin seeds together to a smooth paste using a blender.

  3. In a pan heat oil add mustard seeds and wait until it splutters. Add urad dal and saute until the color changes to golden brown. Add asafoetida and mix well in the oil until the raw smell goes off.

  4. Add chopped onion and cook until the onion becomes soft. Add turmeric powder and cook until the turmeric powder loses its raw smell.

  5. Add the cooked moong dal and celery mixture from a pressure cooker, salt, ground coconut red chilies mixture and mix well. Allow it to boil over the low heat for a minute and serve.