Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Green Sundakkai Kootu / Turkey berry Dhal Curry

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Green Sundakkai Kootu:  

This is a simple South Indian Vegetarian recipe, which is easy to prepare and healthy to eat. I like this very much and it tastes excellent when mixed with plain rice and ghee or accompany with vathal kuzhambu or kara kuzhambu rice. 

The fresh and green sundakkai are little bitter in taste, but have amazing medicinal value. It is rich in Vit E & K. Also it is a good antidote for curing ulcers and worms in stomach. It helps to increase the appetite.
In this recipe, the fresh sundakkai is cooked in dal and seasonings.

You can try this healthy recipe..!

Ingredients:
  • Green sundakkai                        - 1 cup
  • Moong dal                                 - 2 tbsp
  • Oil                                            - 1 ½ tsp
  • Tomato small                             - 1
  • Tamarind extract                        - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard                                    - ¼ tsp
  • Cumin                                       - ½ tsp
  • Asafetida                                   - a pinch
  • Turmeric pwd                             - a pinch
  • Sambar pwd                              - ½ tsp
  • Red chilly                                  - 1
  • Curry leaves                              - a few
  • Salt to taste
Method:
  1. Wash the sundakkai and chop them to halves.
  2. Heat a tsp of gingely oil and sauté the sundakkai in low flame.
  3. Pressure cook it  along with moongdal and tomato.
  4. Once it is cooked, smash the contents.
  5. In a fry pan, heat a tsp of oil.
  6. Temper with mustard, cumin, asafetida, red chilly and curry leaves.
  7. Add the smashed contents, tamarind juice, salt, turmeric pwd, sambar pwd and stir well.
  8. Allow to cook well for 2 to 3 minutes.
  9. Add little water if needed.
  10. The kootu should not be too thick or not too watery.
  11. Remove from flame.
  12. Healthy sundakkai kootu is ready to serve.
  1.  It combines excellent with plain white rice and ghee.

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52 comments:

  1. Woww.. .lovely and delicious recipe.. looks inviting :)
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  2. the curry itself looks so tasty and yummylicious....

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  3. Never heard about this vegetable before, looks great as a side dish :)

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  4. Looks delicious, I love dried ones too.

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  5. Never had this, but it sounds pretty delicious and looks healthy too!

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  6. Only a look at thsi makes me feel warm .Which is very welcome feeling as it is outside beloow zero;)

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  7. wow thats a yummy recipe,luks delicious...Thanks for the healthy recipe.

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  8. Whenever I come here; I have the urge to start cooking Indian food. This one is really tempting.
    Rita

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  9. Healthy and tempting dhal...

    Love the sundakkai sambar amma used to make for idlis....

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  10. Never heard of it too, but it looks good!

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  11. I love sundakkai and have used the dry form only. This one looks so tempting. Got to look for the fresh berries...

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  12. Very innovative dish.. looks absolutely delicious:)

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  13. great dish jay and thanks for the award

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  14. Such a healthy kootu. My MIL makes this often

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  15. hello!!! i just discovered your blog from an italian blog friend!!! this blog looks goood especially because i adore indian food!! i was in india just a couple of months ago and i also love the country!!! i hope to see you on my blog as well!!! i also have an english version! ciao!

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  16. wow ! looks good and heatlhy too ! Wish I cud get fresh sundakkai to make this at home for hubby !

    Cheers
    Kalyani
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  17. I like how tasty and healthy this dish is.

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  18. Yummy recipe....looks delicious...I know this veg but have never eaten the curry...

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  19. interesting recipe. never herd of this berry before.

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  20. i often make kuzhambhu with this n this is ure tyr dish..

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  21. very new and interesting one.

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  22. Wonderful recipe Jay. I should try it soon.

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  23. Yummy yummy curry..healthy too

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  24. New to me. Looks delicious.

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  25. lovely n healthy recipe!!

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  26. Very different yet delicious:)

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  27. Very delicious kootu, love it.

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  28. Looks very delicious!!!

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  29. wow this looks fantastic jay!

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  30. this is very new to me..ive neverseen fresh sundakkai :-(

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  31. New recipe in Sundaikkai.Looks good!

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  32. So healthy and delicious recipe !!

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  33. Simply love green sundakkai..but never get it here. Asusual a perfect home food cooked to perfection !!!

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  34. This looks so comforting specially the second picture...all ready to grab from the screen..

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  35. Fantastic your blog...and this is a very great dish!! Bye Selina :)

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  36. Unusual and looking tasty - love it!

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  37. Delicious curry!!! Love the color & the flavors in this healthy dish!!
    Prathima Rao
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  38. hey hi..

    healthy dish and perfect outcome, superb, though i dnt lik it. but if i get it let me try once sure.

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  39. Thank u soo much for visiting my blog and add ur precious words. You r having an interesting and excellent blog.I am very happy to follow you.

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  40. Sounds delicious! I wonder what a good substitute for the green sundakkai would be?

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  41. jay,,,you had a great blog,i'm new follower now,and will click your facebook page too,,,now we can share recipes :)
    Ridwan

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  42. It has such a beautyfull colour , i'm sure that is delicios .

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  43. Very tempting one, looks so colorful and delicious.

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  44. This is new to me...Looks so rich and creamy..

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  45. That is a new kind of berry and curry for me, looks great though :)

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  46. Im Bhuvaneswari,T.Nadu.
    I make ur sundaikai kootu today.
    excellent taste. very new to me.

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  47. thanks for the feedback Bhuvana. Glad u enjoyed the recipe.

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