Wednesday 3 June 2020

Tomato Dhal Kootu / Thakkali Kootu (with moong dhal)

Tomato kootu is easy to make, tasty recipe which I learned from my mom.  It goes well with rice along with any poriyal / veg stir fry / pappad; you can also try this kootu with chapathi.

Do try and give your feedback,

20 min
35 mins
Recipe for Tomato dhal kootu
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Tamil nadu Cuisine
Serves:  3 to 4 (approximately)


Tomato - 4 medium sized (chopped)
Onion - 1 medium sized(finely chopped)
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Red chilli powder - ¾ to 1 tsp
Salt - as required

To Grind:
Coconut - 2 to 3 tbsp
Cumin seeds - ½ tsp 

For seasoning:
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - ½ tsp 
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Take a pressure cooker; add moong dhal and turmeric powder along with a cup of water and cook it for 2 to 3 whistles or until it becomes soft.

Grind coconut and cumin seeds by adding very little water; keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadai; add mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves.

Once the mustard seed crackles, add chopped onion. Fry till onion becomes translucent.

Then add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt.  Give it a stir and add little water; allow to cook.

Once the the tomatoes becomes soft, add cooked moong dhal and coconut cumin seed paste. Add water to adjust the consistency if necessary.

Give it a mix and allow to cook for another 5 minutes in medium flame.

Switch off the gas and serve hot with rice!

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