Friday, October 17, 2008

Soraikaai Kootu


Soraikaai - 1 cup
Moong dal(split) - 1/4 cup
Small Onion - 10 Nos. (chopped)
Garlic - 2 Nos.
Tomato (small) - 1 Nos.(chopped)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Asafoetida - 1 pinch.
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Black pepper - 3 Nos.
Red chilli - 2 Nos.
Oil - 3 tsp,
Salt - 1/2 tsp or as per need
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - A handfull


1. Boil the Moong dal with 2 garlic, 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds and 1/4 tsp of turmeric and keep it aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper, and red chilles.
3. Add onions, curry leaves and fry till you see golden brown color.
4. Then add chopped tomato and fry well.
5. Then add 1 cup of soraikaai, and salt and cook it.
6. When soraikaai is cooked well, now add the boiled moong dal and a pinch of asafoetida.
7. Stir well and taste for salt. Then add coriander leaves and change it to a bowl.


Very healthy food, can be served with chappathi(roti), rice. Specially with rasam, puli kulambu.
I love to have this with chappathi.