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Avare Kaalu Kootu /Surti Lilva kootu

Ingredients
  Udad dal 2 Teaspoon
  Chana dal 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Black peppercorns 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Methi seed 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Poppy seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Til 1 Teaspoon (White)
  Dry red chilies 5
  Ghee 2 Tablespoon
  Avarekai 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Available In The Frozen Section In Indian Grocery Stores As Sutra Papdi Lilva)
  Ground nuts 1 Tablespoon
  Grated coconut 1 Teaspoon (Dry Variety)
  Grated coconut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Fresh Variety)
  Onion 1 Medium, diced
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Tamarind pulp 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Jaggery 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Oil 2 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

Heat little oil and roast urad dal, chana dal, coriander seeds, pepper, jeera, methi seeds, khus khus, white til and dry red chillies.
Grind to a smooth paste with freshly grated coconut, diced onion, garlic cloves, tamarind paste, jaggery (optional) and ½ cup of warm water. Keep aside.
Heat ghee in a pan. Roast ground nuts, kopra and avare kaalu for few minutes. Add water and cook till soft.
Add the ground paste to cooked beans and simmer for 10 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard. Allow them to splutter. Pour it over the gravy and mix well. Serve hot with chapatti, dosa or rice.
(The gravy will be thick. Add few red chillies as we are adding pepper).

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Dish: 
Curry
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 267 Calories from Fat 157

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g28%

Saturated Fat 8.8 g44.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 20.1 mg6.7%

Sodium 22.4 mg0.9%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8%

Dietary Fiber 6 g23.9%

Sugars 5.5 g

Protein 7 g14.9%

Vitamin A 16.7% Vitamin C 13.5%

Calcium 11.8% Iron 17.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Avare Kaalu Kootu /Surti Lilva Kootu Recipe