Thakali kai kootu

raw tomato cooked with dal and coconut

Recipe by usha of dubai, AE

it has a tangy taste

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 1/2 kg raw tomatoes
    • 1/2 cup coconut
    • 1/4 cup channa dhal
    • 1/2 cup moong dal
    • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1/4 tsp jeera
    • 3-4 red dried chillies (can add more if u like your dish spicy as the tomatoes will be sour)
    • salt to taste
    For Seasoning :
    • cocount oil
    • mustard
    • urad dhal
    • curry leaves


    1. Cut the tomatoes.
    2. Each tomato can be cut into eight pieces.
    3. Cook the channa dhal till tender.
    4. Leave two teaspoons of coconut side.
    5. Grind the remaining coconut, jeera and red chilies into a thick smooth paste.
    6. Add turmeric powder and salt.
    7. Cook the tomato and add the cooked channa dhal.
    8. Add the ground coconut paste, mix and bring to a boil.
    9. Remove from fire.
    10. In a kadai, add coconut oil and mustard seeds.
    11. When they splutter, add urad dhal and fry till lightly brown.
    12. Add the coconut and fry till golden brown.
    13. Add to the kootu, and garnish with curry leaves.
    14. goes with chappatis, rice or pooris.




    hi matthew, I am have to cook moong dal and chal dal together till they are soft and then add raw tomatoes chopped.sorry for the confusion. cheers


    You never told using "1/2 cup moong dal" in the Directions ?