Sanjeev Kapoor

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Pulippu Koottu  Recipe

Brinjals and tuvar dal cooking with a flavourful coconut masala .

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Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 31-40 minutes

Servings : 4

Pulippu Koottu

Main Ingredients

Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal), Brinjals





Level Of Cooking



  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal)
    1/2 cup
  • Brinjals cubed
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Tamarind pulp
    1 1/2 tablespoons
  • Oil
    4 tablespoons
  • Black peppercorns
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Red chillies
  • 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


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.

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