|1/2 cup Zucchini|
|1 tbsp Black gram dal|
|1/8 tsp Fenugreek seeds|
|1/4 tsp Mustard seeds|
|1 Red chiily|
|marble sized Tamarind|
|1/4 tsp Asafoetida|
|1 tbsp Oil|
|To taste Salt|
Being a typical tambhram, People at home like the combination of Thogayal and kootu. Typically it is the thenga thongayal and beans poricha kootu. Since it was a while that I had cooked this, I decided to make this combination for lunch today. Roasted the dal and chillies and cooled them to grind with the fresh coconut but then realised that I didnt have any coconut. The next best thing I could do was to grind it with some vegetable and that lucky vegetable was the zucchini. I didnt announce that it was the zucchini until the finished their lunch saying the combination was awesome and then I revealed the secret of sneaking in the vegetable
Cut the zucchini into small pieces
Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan and saute this zuchhini till it is well cooked. Let it cool completely
Heat the rest of the oil in another pan. Now add the black gram dal, chilly, fenugrekk seeds and asafoetida and saute well. Cook on a low flame till the dal starts to brown. Switch off the fire and let it cool completely
Now transfer the fried dal, zucchini, tamarind and salt to the mixer jar and grind it into a smooth paste adding the required amount of water..
Heat 1tsp oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When it starts to splutter , switch off the fire and add it to the prepared thogayal
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