This is a simple yummy recipe,  good for weight watchers as it has cabbage , cucumber with moong dal all essential to help weight loss and a  low calorie dish .


1-2 cups of mixed chopped veggies like finely choppped cabbage, cucumbers, chow chow, carrots, potatoes, I used cabbage and cucumbers as it is good for weight loss with mong dal

1/4 cup soaked moong dal /pasi parup to be cooked soft

Pinch of turmeric powder


To roast and grind

1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp pepper
2-3 tbsp fresh grated coconut
2 red chillies


1-2 tsp coconut oil/sesame oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp split udad dal
some curry leaves


Roast ingredients mentioned above and keep aside to cool, then grind to paste with little water and keep aside till needed.

Keep the dal cooked to soft and lightly mash it . Keep aside
Chop and cook veggies with turmeric powder and little salt, throw in some curry leaves too.
When cooked well, add the mashed dal and the ground paste , cook for few minutes till blended well .

Temper with a tsp of oil, crackle mustard seeds, brown the udad dal, add some curry leaves and pour over the prepared poricha kootu.