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How to make Pulippu Koottu - Brinjals and tuvar dal cooking with a flavourful coconut masala .

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Main Ingredients : Split pigeon pea, Brinjals (बैंगन)

Cuisine : TamilNadu

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Pulippu Koottu
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Pulippu Koottu
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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Pulippu Koottu Recipe

  • Split pigeon pea 1/2 cup

  • Brinjals cubed 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Tamarind pulp 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Red chillies 3

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Coconut scraped 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 teaspoon

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Cook the brinjal cubes with a little salt and water. Drain the excess water and add the tamarind juice. Cook the tuvar dal separately in a cup of water.

Step 2

Heat two teaspoons of oil in a pan and sauté coriander seeds, peppercorns, red chillies and asafoetida till a nice aroma is given out and grind into a paste along with scraped coconut.

Step 3

Add this to the brinjals and bring to a boil. Mash the cooked tuvar dal with salt and add to the koottu. Mix all the ingredients well and bring to a boil. Heat the remaining oil, add mustard seeds.

Step 4

When they crackle add urad dal and chana dal. When the dals turn light brown, add to the vegetable mixture. Stir well and serve hot.

Also try out these recipes from TamilNadu Cuisine like Muttakos Kootu, Chicken Coconut Rasam, Katrika Poriyal, Kadala Paruppu Payasam.

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