Kuttu or Koottu is a dish made with vegetables and daal (lentils) primarily in the southern part of India. You can make this with a variety of vegetables. My personal favorite is with gourd but I also love this sweeter version with Beet root.
Hope you enjoy the delicate flavor of this dish. Enjoy with steamed rice or hot chapattis.
Boil 1 cup of yellow lentils in salt water till cooked.
Boil/ pressure cook beet roots till soft.
Peel and dice. Admire your stained hands 🙂
Grind 1/2 a cup of shredded coconut, 2-3 whole red chillies, 1 Tbsp of cumin seeds with 1/4 cup of water.
Sautee 1/2 a red onion, mustard seeds, curry leaves and the daal in about 1 Tbsp oil. Add salt and red chilli powder.
Mix the beetroot into the daal mixture and cook on medium heat for about 8-9 minutes.