As rice is our staple food, cooking Rice Accompaniment is my biggest confusion. Their are some busy days (even lazy days;-)) when I feel like cooking a simple dish. During such time, Kootu is one default item, which comes to my mind.
Unlike Sambar, thaala kuzhambu, paruppu urundai Kuzhambu, Ennai Kathirikai Kuzhambu etc. Kootu doesnt involve various intermediate steps. Kootu is all about Cooking some vegetable with dal, boil it and add seasoning. Usually it is served as a side dish, but in our home we also like to mix kottu with rice and a dollop of ghee. For mixing with rice I prepare the kootu in a pourable consisteny, adjust the water according to the way serve it.
Poricha kottu is a type of kottu prepared with dal and veggies. For spice and flavour few ingredients are dry roasted and grinded, hence it got the name “Poricha (Poritha) kootu.