kootu curry

Kootu curry is one of the most delicious vegetable curry in Kerala. It is one most import item in Kerala sadhya menu. Even kootu curry itself with some steamed rice gives a sadhya effect.

  1. Black chickpea (kadala)- ½ cup
  2. Raw banana chopped cubes-1cup
  3. Elephant yam / chena chopped-1cup
  4. Garlic-2cloves
  5. Green chilly-1
  6. For coconut paste:
  7. Grated coconut- ½ cup
  8. Shallots-2
  9. Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
  10. For tempering:
  11. Coconut oil-2tbsp
  12. Mustard seeds-1tsp
  13. Dry red chilly-2nos
  14. Curry leves-2 string
  15. Shallots sliced thinly-2 nos
  16. Coconut grated-1tbsp
  17. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  18. Red chilly powder-1tsp
  19. Pepper powder-1/2tsp
  • Soak chick peas overnight in water.
  • Pressure cooks it until done by adding little salt and water.
  • Cook raw banana, yam, garlic and green chilly with little salt and water for 1 high whistle in a pressure cooker.
  • Mix it with above chick peas. And put the flame on.
  • Now add the grinded coconut paste in to it.(grind coconut with cumin seeds, shallots and little water.)
  • Allow to boil for a minute.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Now for seasoning heat another pan with oil
  • Splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves and dry red chilly.
  • Add shallots chopped and coconut grated in simmer flame.
  • Sauté it until crisp and golden in colour.
  • Switch off the flame and suddenly mix it with turmeric powder, red chilly powder and pepper powder.
  • Add it in to the curry and mix well.
  • Serve hot with rice.
kootu curry kootu curry Reviewed by fejnaem on 04:49 Rating: 5

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