Thursday, April 8, 2010

EZHUKARI SAMBAR- THIRUVATHIRAI KOOTU- PONGAL SAMBAR


EZHUKARI SAMBAR- THIRUVATHIRAI KOOTU- PONGAL SAMBAR

This ezhukari kootu basically means seven kinda vegetables are used in the Kootu & so it got its name. Mainly made during the time of tamil month Margazhi when thiruvadharai natchatram is born where in abishegams are done for Lord shiva & Pongal festival.Both the thiruvatharai Kali & ezhukari kootu are very auspicious  for Lord shiva during that time.

Ingredients

Cooked tuvar dhal-2 cups
Potato- 1 ea
Carrot- 1 ea
Beans-10 ea
White Pumpkin-1cup
Red Pumpkin-1 cup
Sweet potato- 1 ea
Yam- 1/2 cup(cubed)
turmeric powder-1 tsp
Hing-1 tsp
Oil-1 tbsp
Mustard seed-1 tsp
Channa dhal-1 tsp
Fenugreek seed-1 tsp
Tamarind-lemon size

To Paste

Red chillies-10 ea(as per your taste)
Coriander seed-2 tbsp
Channa dhal-1 tbsp
Fenugreek seed-1 tsp
Oil-1 tbsp
Grated coconut-1 cup
Dry roast all ingredients & grind a fine paste with water.

Method

Squeeze the juice from the tamarind around 3 cups.
Boil all the vegetables in tamarind juice with salt.

Cook all the vegetables  until almost done, add the ground paste.



Add cooked tuvar dhal & mix well.



Heat oil in a pan, add miustardseed,channa dhal,fenureek seed & allow to temper, add to kootu.

12 comments:

  1. wish to try this delicious kootu....thanks for sharing

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  2. Looks perfect and delicious :)

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  3. Wat a fabulous kootu, makes me hungry..

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  4. Sri!! ezhu kari kootu looks perfect n u hv done in our traditional way of cooking dear... looks delicious n yummy dear..

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  5. You have used alovely slection of veggies ti make this wholesome dish.

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  6. one of my favourite dish looks perfect!!

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  7. சூப்பர்ப் திருவாதிரை கூட்டு...அருமை...

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  8. Nice koottu... perfect with rice.

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  9. I think this can be eaten any time of the year, maybe in spring it would be better with all the produce in the market. I love this kottu anytime. In fact I am going to gather some veggies this week to prepare it. Thanks for reminding me.

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  10. very delicious .. thanks for sharing :)

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