Thiruvathirai Special Kootu (Thalagam)



Ingredients

Plantain   - 1
Yellow pumpkin - 1 piece
White pumpkin  - 1 piece
Yam                  -  1 piece
Potato                - 2
Colocasia          - 10
Sweet potato    - 1
Toor dal       - 1 cup
Tamarind    - 1 lemon size
Turmeric powder
Sambar powder - 2 tbsp
Salt
Oil
Mustard
Curry leaves


Dry roast & grind to a smooth paste

Coriander seeds      - 2 tbsp
Channa dal               - 1 tsp
Grated coconut        - 1 cup
Red chillies              - 5

Method

Cook toor dal in a pressure cooker.
Soak tamarind in water and squeeze out the extract.
Add all the chopped vegetables to the tamarind water and cook with salt, turmeric powder and sambar powder.
Add ground paste and toor dal to the vegetables.
Season with mustard and curry leaves.
Serve with Thiruvathira Kali.

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