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Kootu (Vegetables with Split Peas)

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Yellow split peas
  • 3 sm Potatoes
  • 1/4 ts Each turmeric, cayenne
  • 1/2 Head cabbage, shredded
  • 2 Hot chili peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 c Grated coconut
  • 1 ts Ground cumin
  • 2 tb Oil
  • 1/2 ts Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 ts Urid dal
  • 1/2 ts White rice


Instructions: Wash split peas, drain. Put in small saucepan with 1-1/2 c.
water, bring to boil. Lower heat, cover partially, cook for 1 hour until
peas are tender but not mushy. Make sure water doesn't totally evaporate.
Set aside. Wash & peel potatoes; dice. Put potatoes in large saucepan with
turmeric, cayenne & 2 c. water. Bring to boil; cover, lower heat & simmer
for 7-8 minutes. Add cooked peas, cabbage, chilis, salt. Cook, stirring
gently, over moderately high heat until cabbage is just tender. Add coconut
& cumin. Lower heat & simmer a couple of minutes. Heat oil in small frypan.
Add mustard seeds, urid dal & rice. When dal reddens add all to vegetables.

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