4 tbs Dhaniya
8-9 red chillies
2 tbs Jeera
7-8 pepper corns
1 small piece of cinnamon
1 tbs Chana dal
1&1/2 to 2 spoons Urad dal
2 tbs dry/fresh coconut powder
Vegetables (potatoes,carrots,cauliflower,cabbage,knol- khol,greenpeas)
Arhar Dal 2 cups
Cut the vegetables in slightly bigger sizes as they melt away if cut in very smallsizes. Mix them with arhar dal to boil in a cooker for upto 2-3 whistles.
Fry the masala taken above and grind them to a smooth paste,add this to the boiled vegetables and dal.Add tamarind water, salt, chilli powder , turmeric and boil for 5-7 minutes or more until it gives a good aroma. Keep aside.
Take 4-5 tbs oil in a frying pan and heat it
3 tbs jeera.
Add 3-4 pinches of hing
Immediately add small peices of red chillies and roast for a moment.
Add 2 tbs mustard seeds and let it splutter immediately remove from heat and put this in the prepared kootu.