• Scallions (Spring Onions) - 1 big bunch
  • Moong dhal - 1/2 cup
  • Channa dhal - 1/4 cup
  • Tomatoes - 1/3 cup, Chopped
  • Green chillies - 3 or 4
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dhal - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Red chillies - 1 or 2
  • Coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - few

How to make it:

Wash and chop scallions. Pressure cook with tomatoes, moong dhal and channa dhal. Grind coconut, cumin seeds and green chillies into a paste. In a pan, mix the pressure cooked scallions dhal, ground paste, asafoetida and salt. Cook for about 5 minutes. Heat oil in a small pan, add red chillies and mustard seeds and when it splutters add urad dhal. Pour this over the kootu. Garnish with curry leaves. Serve hot! Goes good with Rotis or Rice.

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26 Responses
  1. This is a different Koottu Anu..looks nice..:)

  2. Priya Says:

    Quiet a different and delicious Kootu Anu!!!

  3. Srilakshmi Says:

    A kootu with Scallions is a great Idea.. looks delicious too!

  4. Very different one Anu...never thot of making this kind.Bookmarked.Thanks for sharing!

  5. Anu Says:

    Tasty new kootu :) Looks delicious.

  6. Nice color Anu, they look so tempting and delicious... Healthy indeed!!!

  7. Uma Says:

    yummy kootu! Looks so mouth-watering :)

  8. Gita Says:

    wow...scallions in kootu...yummy :)

  9. Superchef Says:

    awesome looking kootu, anu!! never thought of putting scallions in kootu :)

  10. lovely kootu... looks so tempting...

  11. Prathibha Says:

    I Use scallions only in chinese items....Good way to include them in regular food too..

  12. Pooja Says:

    New to me Anu..Tempting Kootu..

  13. Suparna Says:

    intersting one with scallions, looks yumm..

  14. Varunavi Says:

    Unique anu,looks yummy

  15. anudivya Says:

    I have never made dishes with scallions as the main ingredient. I love this.

  16. Happy cook Says:

    Neve rhad this, but i am sure it taste super yumm, love the colour.

  17. Parita Says:

    Mouth watering kootu...perfect with rice :)

  18. lata raja Says:

    That's really very different.Have never thought of usuing spring onions in a Southie kind of dish.

  19. Valarmathi Says:

    Looks yummy. Nice color.

  20. Vrinda Says:

    Nice recipe..would be perfect with rice and roti..

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  22. Priti Says:

    This is interesting kootu...nice idea

  23. Rashmi Says:

    Hi Anu,

    Scallions Kootu looks interesting and yummy too :)

  24. Laavanya Says:

    My friend often adds scallions to sambar but i've never made a kootu with them - looks great and must have a mild oniony flavour.

  25. Ramya Bala Says:

    Kootu super a iruku anu...iniku ella blog um paathu pasikuthu :(

  26. I make this koottu alot. It is so yummy. Your koottu looks colorful and delicious.