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Kootu Curry

- recipe by Raji Ramakrishnan submitted on 08-27-2012

Yam (Chena, Suran) - 200 grams 
Plantain (Raw Banana) - 2
Channa dal (Bengal Gram) - 1/4 cup 
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Jaggery - 3/4 tsp 
Salt - to taste

For grinding 
Grated coconut - 1/3 cup 
Red chilly - 2 
Cumin seeds -3/4 tsp

For seasoning 
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp 
Red chilly - 1 
Curry leaves - few 
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup (to be roasted) 
1. Soak the chana dal for 15 minutes in warm water and pressure cook till soft. 
2. Peel the skin and chop the raw banana  and yam into medium size pieces.
3. Grind coconut, red chilly and cumin seeds coarsely and keep it aside. 
4. Cook both banana and yam with turmeric powder, salt and chilly powder  until soft.
5. Add the cooked bengal gram and jaggery to the above. 
6. Then add the grounded paste and boil till it thickens. 
7. Now heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add red chilly and curry leaves. Pour this seasoning over the koottu curry. 
8. Fry coconut till it becomes golden brown and add to the kootu curry. 
9. Serve this with rice. This is part of the traditional Sadya.

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Comments (4)

Person saranya   (September 12, 2016)
Its dekicious
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (September 13, 2016)
Person Shyamasasi   (April 9, 2014)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 9, 2014)
Oh. Surely try it and enjoy with your husband.

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