Thursday, May 26, 2011


Valaithandu    1 no
Toor dal        1/2 cup
Onion             1 no
Tomato (country)         1 no
Green chillies             5-6 no
Coconut           2 tbsp
Turmeric powder   a pinch
Curry leaves    few
Sombu powder   2 tsp
Garlic              5-6 cloves
Oil         3tbsp
Mustard       1 tsp
Cloves          2no
Coriander leaves   3 tbsp

Wash and cook the toor dal till soft.
Add a tbsp of oil to kadai and saute onion, tomato and green chillies one by one.
Then add chopped valai thandu and saute for about 3 mins.
Add this to the cooked dal along with salt and turmeric powder. Cover and cook for one whistle.
Open the lid add coconut, sombu powder,and leave for a boil.
Keep another kadai  and heat oil for seasoning.Add mustard seeds and cloves.Then add curry leaves.
Finally add this to  the kootu, garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve for rice with ghee.


  1. Healthy kootu, can have it even everyday..

  2. Love this thandu .. we dont get it here and it is always on the menu when we go to India.


  3. this recipe is new to me..I ll try this if possible to get vazha thandu

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