We had an awesome long weekend. We had some friends come over and we went to our favourite place, Silver lake at Ludington. The weather was just superb and we had a good time. 
As always am in no mood to get back to routine and chose to make a simple dinner today. I had a stock of baby lima beans in my kitchen from a long time. I love to use legumes with cabbage as they just blend so well and decided to use it this time with the lima beans.
The outcome was healthy, tasty and simple. 


Chopped Cabbage: I used half of a medium sized one
Baby lima beans : 1 cup
Red chillies: 4-5 nos.
Grated coconut: 3/4 cup
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
Urad dal: 2 tblspn
Corriander seeds: 1 tblspn
Channa dal: 1 tsp
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
Turmeric: 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida: 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves: a sprig
Salt as required


Cook the cabage and lima beans seperately in microwave such that they are not over cooked.
In a pan heat some oil and add the red chillies, urad dal, corriander seeds, coconut and asafoetida. Roast well and grind with cumin seeds in a mixer. 
Heat a spoonful of oil and add the mustard seeds. Once they sputter add the channadal, turmeric and curry leaves. Add the ground paste, salt and the cabbage and lima beans. Add water as per the consistency, it should be slightly thin. Boil for about 2 minutes and serve hot with rice or chapathi. 

Ciao till next time...Have fun! Vidya.


s. stockwell said...

Hi Vidya, good to get your message. We love the sound of this recipe. Must be sweet and spicy and just perfect for a rainy day here in Santa Barbara. Thanks, s

Parita said...

Kootu looks delicious vidya..love the combination..thanks for visiting my blog dear..you have wonderful space..love the outlook of your blog :)

Vidya said...

@stockwell: Thanks! Its pronounced as Kū-tu :). Its a lil spicy...

@Parita: Thank you for the encouraging words Parita!

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Ann said...

Vidya, I made this last night and it was just so good. Pl let me know any 'satvic recipe' if you have.

Vidya said...

Hi Ann,
Sorry for the late reply...been extremely busy.
Good that you liked the kootu.I consider anything without onion and garlic as satvic, let me know if you are looking for anything specific, I would be glad to share it :)