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Koottu Curry Recipe-Kerala Sadhya Recipe

koottu curry

Koottu Curry Recipe with Video Recipe. Koottu curry is an important side dish of kerala sadhya. Koottu means “combination” in Malayalam. As the name implies it is a combination of chana dal or black chana and the vegetables like raw plantain and yam. In this curry I am using chana dal.This curry is tempered with roasted coconut. Roasted coconut flavor makes this curry’s taste unique. We will add jaggery into this curry. It will give a sweet taste to the curry. Try this recipe and let me know how it turned out for you. Let us come to the recipe.


For Coconut Paste

Coconut- 1 cup
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp

Other Ingredients

Chana Dal-1/2 cup (soaked for 1 hour)
Raw Plantain-1
Yam- 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Redchilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder-1 tsp
Water-2 cup
Jaggery- 1 tsp

For Tempering

Coconut oil- 2 tbs
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Dry redchilli-4
Curry leaves
Grated Coconut- 1 1/2 cup

Method Of Preparation

  • Wash chana dal well and soak it for 1 hour. In a mixer add grated coconut and cumin seeds. Grind it to a smooth paste by adding enough water in it and keep it aside
  • In a cooker add chana dal, yam and raw plantain. Then add turmeric powder, redchilli powder, pepper powder and salt. Add 2 cup water into it. Pressure cook it for 3-4 whistle. Once vegetables are cooked well, add grounded coconut paste into it and mix well.
  • Add jaggery into it and mix well.
  • Cook it for 5 minutes until raw taste of coconut goes
  • Switch off the flame and keep it aside
  • Next we can do tempering. For that heat coconut oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, dry redchillies, curry leaves and grated coconut into it and saute it until coconut turns golden brown in color
  • Add the prepared curry into the tempering and mix well
  • Koottu curry is now ready to serve

Video Recipe

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