South Indian Lentil Kootu

South Indian Lentil Kootu

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"A very South Indian dish that is quick to make and easy on the stomach."
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Ingredients

55 m servings 315 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 315 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.5g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 16.2 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 129 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Bring the red lentils, pigeon peas, split yellow peas, and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the peas are tender, about 30 minutes. Add more water if needed to keep them from drying out.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the mustard seeds, and cook until they begin to sputter and pop, about 2 minutes. Stir in the curry leaves until wilted, then add the carrot, and cook for 5 minutes. Add the zucchini, peas, turmeric, red pepper flakes, and salt. Cook and stir until the vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cooked peas and coconut to serve.

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Most helpful positive review

Replaced curry leaves with 1.5 teaspoons of curry powder. Yummy!

Most helpful critical review

I'm Indian and HADto jump in when curry leaves are replaced with curry powder. That's like substituting creole seasoning for sage leaves in a brown butter sauce! The only thing common between cu...

Replaced curry leaves with 1.5 teaspoons of curry powder. Yummy!

I'm Indian and HADto jump in when curry leaves are replaced with curry powder. That's like substituting creole seasoning for sage leaves in a brown butter sauce! The only thing common between cu...

This was really good! My husband is a fan of Indian food so I thought I'd give it a try. I was skeptial since I have yet to find a way to like any kind of lentil. Well, it looks beautiful and...

i used brown lentils in place of pigeon peas, and 1.5 tsp curry powder in place of curry leaves, and 1 tbsp sambal in place of red pepper flakes, and 1 full tsp salt - i didn't have fresh coconu...

Tried it the first time with curry leaves I found at local Indian store and it was OUTSTANDING, curry powder is totally dikfferent and not made with curry leaves

I have no experience with Indian food, thought this looked like an easy first try. It definitely needed more water, closer to four cups. I also made a few changes: Added a cup of vegetable bro...