BM #120 Week 2 Day 2 - 

Today's recipe is this flavorful kootu with Green beans which I love. The kootu masala is very easy and quick to make as well. My friend makes the masala ahead of time and just grinds the coconut as needed.

Ingredients - 

Toor Dal 3/4 cup
Salt, Turmeric as needed
Tamarind Extract 2 Tbsp (or as needed)
Green Beans chopped 1 cup
Coriander leaves finely chopped 1 Tbsp
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp, Methi seeds a pinch, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry leaves few, Dry red chili 1-2, Asafotida 2 pinches)
To Roast and Grind-
Chana Dal 2 tsp
Urad Dal 2 tsp
Coriander seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilies 3-4
Coconut 1/4 cup (I used frozen)

Method Of Preparation -

Pressure cook chopped green beans and toor dal separately adding a pinch of turmeric.

While the dal is cooking, the masala powder can be made. Roast all the ingredients except coconut, separately. Grind the roasted ingredients and add the coconut and half cup of water water to make a fine paste.

After the dal is cooked and the pressure released, heat a pan and add oil and the rest of the seasoning ingredients. 

After the mustard seeds pop and the dals are brown, add the cooked green beans, and the kootu masala and allow them to cook for a few minutes. 

Add in tamarind extract, salt, turmeric, jaggery (if using), and the cooked toor dal. Let the flavors blend in.

After the kootu simmers for a few minutes, remove from heat and serve hot with rice and ghee.


Preparation Time 40 minutes
Serves 4-5


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. This will surely be a wonderful dish to enjoy with Rice Harini. I too most times have the podi ready, makes life surely easy

  3. Jaya Says:
  4. Looks yummy. Will try this sometime next week.

  5. Radha Says:
  6. We do it a little different in our home. But your kootu also looks perfect and yummy. We would love to have with rice or chapathi too! A bowl of this kootu with some thogayal and rasam would be a great meal.

  7. I make poricha kootu all the time but have never made it with just beans. I need to give it a try. I always added a handful of beans when making mixed vegetable poricha kootu. Looks wonderful!

  8. Love Kootu, It is a regular dish in our daily menu! Beans poricha kootu looks scrumptious harini! The way you have served it with rice, makes it more tempting!!!

  9. sushma Says:
  10. Totally a new dish for me, sounds delicious. Will try sometime soon.

  11. Narmadha Says:
  12. Beans poricha kottu is so flavorful with the freshly grounded masala. Perfect to enjoy with hot rice. It makes the meal fulfilling.

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