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South Indian Lentil Kootu

South Indian Lentil Kootu

  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
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A very South Indian dish that is quick to make and easy on the stomach.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 315 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.5g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 16.2 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 129 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring the red lentils, pigeon peas, split yellow peas, and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the peas are tender, about 30 minutes. Add more water if needed to keep them from drying out.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the mustard seeds, and cook until they begin to sputter and pop, about 2 minutes. Stir in the curry leaves until wilted, then add the carrot, and cook for 5 minutes. Add the zucchini, peas, turmeric, red pepper flakes, and salt. Cook and stir until the vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cooked peas and coconut to serve.
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Reviews

KARHYSMA
8

KARHYSMA

11/6/2009

Replaced curry leaves with 1.5 teaspoons of curry powder. Yummy!

SUSHANK
7

SUSHANK

8/21/2012

I'm Indian and HADto jump in when curry leaves are replaced with curry powder. That's like substituting creole seasoning for sage leaves in a brown butter sauce! The only thing common between curry powder and curry leaves is that first word. Curry leaves serves the purpose of an aromatic. When fried in oil, you will notice they crisp up, not wilt. If you can't find curry leaves, it is best to just skip that ingredient or substitute it with cilantro. Please, not curry powder!!

StacyAnn
7

StacyAnn

2/24/2009

This was really good! My husband is a fan of Indian food so I thought I'd give it a try. I was skeptial since I have yet to find a way to like any kind of lentil. Well, it looks beautiful and it tastes great and it was easy to prepare - even for a newbie like me.

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