Cucumber kootu is an easy and healthy side dish that goes well with rice and chapati. It is simple to make in just a few mins.
Rinse the moong dal 3 - 4 times. In a pressure cooker, add moong dal, water, turmeric powder, salt and cook until 4 whistles. Let the pressure cooker cool naturally and mash the dal.
Wash, peel, and chop the cucumber into small cubes.
In a pan, heat oil, add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add urad dal, asafoetida, curry leaves, chopped onion and cook until the onion becomes soft.
Add the chopped cucumber, little amount of water and salt. Cover and cook until the cucumber becomes soft.
Add mashed moong dal and mix well.
In a blender, grind the coconut, red chilies and cumin seeds together until smooth by adding little amount of water and add it to the kootu.
Cover and cook the kootu for 5 minutes and garnish with the chopped coriander leaves and serve.