Sundakkai Kootu / Turkey berry Kootu / Pea Aubergene Curry is prepared by cooking Turkeyberry with channa dal and indian spices. They blend well to give out a simple and tasty side dish with rice. Turkey berry has multiple health benefits. It is used for treating intestinal worms. It is also good for treating cold and cough. It is also a good medicine for treating diabetic patients. Turkey Berry is rich Iron. It is good for treating anemia. It also tastes great with rotis. The fresh green sundakkai has some bitterness. It has great medicinal values. I am not sure if this vegetable is available in markets. So i had to used them from the tree in my backyard. Checkout other Veg Side Dish recipes available in this space.
Sundakkai Kootu / Turkey berry Kootu / Pea Aubergene Curry
Sundakkai Kootu / Turkey berry Kootu / Pea Aubergene Curry is a healthy side dish with rice.
- 1 Tablespoon Oil
- 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard
- 1/2 Teaspoon Urad Dal
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
- 1 Big Onion Chopped
- 1 Big Tomato Chopped
- 1 Cup Green Turkey Berry / Sundakkai / Pea Aubergene
- 1/4 Cup Channa Dal
- Water As Required
- Fistful Curry Leaves
Heat oil in a wok and add in cumin seeds, Mustard and Urad Dal and allow them to splutter.
Add in Onion and curry leaves and saute them until the onion gets glossy.
Add in chopped tomato and salt and saute until the tomatoes are mushy.
Add In Channa dal and required water and cook until the dal is cooked soft.
Add in Turkey Berry and required water and cook until the turkey berry is cooked soft.
Add in Coriander Powder, Chilli Powder and salt and saute until the masalas blend well.
Mash the turkey berry with ladle. Switch off the flame.
Healthy side dish for rice is now ready to serve.
- I have added sundakkai as whole to reduce the chopping time. It can also be chopped and added to reduce the hasstle of mashing it at the last step.
- Sundakkai has a slight bitter taste.
Step by Step Photos on how to make Sundakkai Kootu / Turkey berry Kootu / Pea Aubergene Curry
- Heat Oil in a Wok. Add in Mustard, Cumin Seeds and Urad Dal and allow them to splutter.
- Add in onion and saute until glossy. Add in tomatoes and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and saute until it gets mushy.
- Add in channa dal and water and cook until the dal is cooked soft.
- Add in green sundakkai and water and cook until the sundakkai is sooked soft.
- Now add in salt to taste, Coriander powder, Chilli powder and Water if required and keep cooking for few more minutes.
- Curry leaves must be added along with onion. Since I missed it I have added in this step.
- Cook until the masalas blend well. With the spatula mash the sundakkai. Switch off the flame.
- To enrich the Benefits of sundakkai add this vegetable into your diet.
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