Brussel Sprouts Kootu

2014-09-01 10.51.21

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

To grind:

  • Coconut : 1/4 cup
  • Jeera : 1 tbsp
  • Red chillies : 3 (as required)
  • Ginger (optional) : a small piece

For seasoning:

  • Mustard seeds : 1 tsp
  • Urad dhal : 1 tsp
  • Channa dhal : 1 tsp
  • Oil: 1 tbsp
  • Heeng : 1 tsp

Other Ingredients

  • 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.

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