Brussel Sprouts are like mini cabbages (thats how I call it) and it pretty much tastes like cabbage too. Its one among the healthy green vegetables. I like to roast it, like how they do here in US. But I did try our regular Tamil Nadu kootu also and it came out pretty good. Now brussel sprouts kootu is one among our regular foods :-)
I have used coconut here, you can also use masala without coconut using poppy seeds as in this kootu.
Here is the recipe:
To Pressure cook:
- Brussel Sprouts : 15
- Moong dhal : 1/4 cup
- Tomatoes (optional) : 2 (finely chopped)
- Turmeric : 1/4 tsp
- Coconut : 1/4 cup
- Jeera : 1 tbsp
- Red chillies : 3 (as required)
- Ginger (optional) : a small piece
- Mustard seeds : 1 tsp
- Urad dhal : 1 tsp
- Channa dhal : 1 tsp
- Oil: 1 tbsp
- Heeng : 1 tsp
- Curry leaves – 1/2 strand
- Cilantro chopped – 1 tbsp
- Salt – 2 tsps (as required)
- Pressure the ingredients given under to pressure cook. (2 whistles is enough)
- Drain the water and save 1/4 cup of water and rest you can use as vegetable broth for any soup.
- Meanwhile, grind the masala.
- Head the kadai and add oil.
- Once the oil is heated add mustard seeds, urad dhal, channa dhal and heeng.
- Once they start to splutter, add the curry leaves and saute for a minute and then add the cooked veggie and the dhal.
- Add tumeric powder and mix well.
- Add the grinded masala now.
- If you want thin consistency add more water, if not let it boil for 5-7 minutes.
- Add the chopped cilantro in the end and serve with sambhar rice or rasam rice.