Zucchini Kootu Recipe – Zucchini Dal
Zucchini Kootu or Zucchini Dal makes a comforting side dish with rice or flat breads.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
- Zucchini - 1 cup chopped
- Yellow Moong dal – 1 cup
- Fresh grated coconut - 1/4 cup packed
- Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
- Green chilies – 3 to 4
- Sambar powder – 1 tsp
- Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
- Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
- Mustards seeds – 1/2 tsp
- Urad dal – 1 tsp
- Oil – 1 tsp
- Salt – to taste
Wash and soak the moong dal in 1-1/2 to 2 cups water for 5 mins while you chop the zucchini and grate the coconut.
Add the moong dal along with the soaked water, chopped zucchini and turmeric powder to a pressure cooker and cook for 2-3 whistles.
Meanwhile add grated coconut, cumin seeds, green chilies, 1 sprig curry leaves, sambar powder and grind it to a smooth paste using 2-3 tbsp water.
Open the lid of the pressure cooker and mash lightly using a ladle.
Add the ground paste, salt, more water if needed and cooker for 2-3 mins over low flame till the raw smell disappears.
Heat a pan with oil. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add Urad dal and roast for few seconds till golden brown.
Add curry leaf and immediately pour this tempering over the cooking dal.
Mix well and switch off stove.
Zucchini kootu or Zucchini dal is ready.
Serve hot with either rice or phulkas.