This is one simple and delicious curry that I have tried from Priya Tasty Recipes, it turned out soo good. I have simply cut and copied the recipe below......
- 1no Chayote (chopped), 1no Onion(chopped), 1no Tomato(chopped), 1cup Cooked moongdal, 1/2tsp. Turmeric powder, 2nos Green chillies( slit opened), Salt ro taste, 2tsp.Oil, 1/2tsp. Mustard seeds, 1tsp.Urad dal, 1no Dry red chillies, 1tbsp. Chopped coriander leaves.
To roast & grind:
- 2tbsp. Coriander seeds, 1tsp. Fenugreek seeds, 3tbsp. Grated coconut, 1/4tsp. Asafoetida, 4nos Dry red chillies, 1tbsp. Urad dal, Dry roast all these ingredients one by one in simmer flame, grind all these dry roasted spices into a coarse powder, keep aside..
- Heat enough oil in a kadai, let splutters the mustard seeds, dry red chillies and urad dal, add the chopped onions, chopped tomatoes and slit opened green chillies and sauté until the onions turns transculent and tomatoes turns mushy..now add the chopped chayote pieces, sauté for few minutes, add the cooked moongdal, turmeric powder, salt to the half cooked veggies..bring everything to boil, now add the coarse spice powder and chopped coriander leaves to the kootu, cook for a while and put off the stove...