Kootu

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Yellow split peas
¼ teaspoon Chili powder
1 pinch Turmeric
10 ounces Spinach OR
4 cups Vegetarian etc. *
2 teaspoons Urad Dal
⅓ teaspoon Black pepper
2 \N Red Chillies
1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
3 tablespoons Coconut (grated)

MASALA

* combination of cabbage, squash, beans, etc.

Boil yellow split peas. Keep aside. Boil vegetables with salt, chili powder and turmeric until just cooked. Add masala and dal.

Masala: Roast urad dal, black pepper and red chillies until the dal is golden yellow. Add cumin seeds to the mixture after removing from stove. Add the coconut when the mixture is cold. Grind with water.

Rajeev Krishnamoorthy, rajeev@...

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