Friday, April 5, 2013

Peas Kootu .( Batani Kootu).

Peas Kootu is a curry and can be eaten with rice, chapatis, pooris ,dosa or idlis.

Ingredients :
Peas : 1 Cup.
Green chillies : 2 to 3.
Ginger : Small piece.( 1/2 inch)
Coriander Leaves : 2 table spoons.
Cloves : 2 to 3.
Coconut : 2 Table spoons.( fresh and grated).
Channa Seeds. ( Hurikadale or Pottu kadale): 1 Table spoon.
Salt : To taste.
Oil. : 1 Tea spoon.
Jeera : 1 Tea spoon.
Turmeric powder:   pinch.
Water : 1 Cup .

Method :
Wash and boil peas until it is soft. Mix coriander leaves, coconut, green chillies, ginger, cloves, channa seeds and 1/2 spoon of jeera . Now grind this mixture using little water until its paste.  Keep the mixture aside.
Now keep a pan on the fire. Put oil and heat. Put jeera and fry for 10 seconds. Put boiled peas and ground mixture. Add salt and turmeric powder.  Mix well and boil for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in between . Add little coriander leaves and serve the Peas Curry with chapatis or pooris.
Notes: You can also add carrots and beans along with peas.  You can also add 1/2 lemon juice to the curry.
Boil the curry on the low flame and stir in between , so that curry will not get burnt.
Serves : 3 to 4.

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