Kootanchoru

The name itself means “mixed rice”. It is nothing but a traditional version of our vegetable biriyani/rice. A very nutritious dish which is made of all pulses and vegetables.

Ingredients:

Boiled rice-1 cup

Toor dhal-1/4 cup

Gram dhal-1/8 cup

Vegetables-2 cups

Tamarind Extract-50 ml

Salt-To taste

Oil-To cook

To temper:

Mustard seeds-1/4 tbsp

Urad dhal-1/4 tbsp

Red chilly-2

Vadagam-5

Appalam-2

To grind:

Coconut grated-2 tbsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tbsp

Vegetables comprise of 10 shallots,2 green chillies,finely chopped pieces of onion,potato,elephant yam,snake gourd,broad beads,plantain,brinjal,colocasia(seppankilangu),drumstick,drumstick leaves,raw mango and araikeerai.

Procedure:

  1. Pressure cook vegetables like potato,elephant yam,colocasia and set it aside.
  2. Saute vegetables like shallots,snake gourd,onion,board beans,green chilly and set it aside
  3. Add 7 cups of water and add washed dhals,rice and rest of the vegetables and mix well.
  4. Now add tamarind extract,turmeric powder and salt.
  5. Add vegetables pressure cooked and sauteed and mix it well.
  6. Let the rice cook well in the open pan. Keep mixing to avoid burning in the bottom.
  7. In a kadai temper mustard seeds,urad dhal and red chilly.
  8. Deep fry vadagam and appalam.
  9. Add results of step 7 and 8 to the rice and mix well.
  10. When the rice and dhal is cooked, mix well and serve it hot.

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