Sunday, September 4, 2011

Kerala Koottu Curry-Onam Special

Koottu curry is an important dish in Kerala Ona sadhya. I have prepared kootu curry with yam, plantain and bengal gram dal. Today let us learn how to make Onam Special Koottu curry following this easy koottu curry recipe.

Kerala Koottu Curry-Koottu curry recipeHow to prepare Kootu curry (Kerala style)

Ingredients needed

Elephant foot yam/senai - 200 grams
Plantain - 2
Channa dal / Kadalai paruppu /Bengal gram - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Jaggery - 3/4 tsp
Salt as required

For grinding

Grated coconut - 1/3 cup
Red chilli - 2
Cumin seeds /Jeera seeds -3/4 tsp

For the seasoning

Mustard - 1 tsp
Red chilli - 1
Curry leaves - few

Grated coconut - 1/4 cup (to be roasted)


Soak bengal gram for 15 minutes in warm water and pressure cook till soft.

Peel the skin and chop plantain and yam into medium size pieces.

Grind coconut, red chilli and cumin seeds coarsely and keep it aside.


Pressure cook both plantain and yam with turmeric powder, salt and chilli powder for 2 whistles or until soft.

Add the cooked bengal gram and jaggery to the above.

Then add the grounded paste and boil till it thickens.

Now heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add red chilli, curry leaves and pour this seasoning over the koottu curry.

Fry coconut till it becomes golden brown and add to the kootu curry.

Serve it with rice.

Use coconut oil for Authentic Kerala taste.

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Padhu of


  1. mmm!!1 Delicious!!!Adding coconut oil would be make it more aromatic!!! :)

  2. Lovely flavourful thick kootu tempts me a lot..

  3. Mmmmm...this is one of my favorite items on the sadhya menu...looks delicious

  4. wow delicious kuttu,tempting me to try immediately...luks yum.

  5. This looks delicious!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  6. An traditional and truly delicious recipe.. I'm missing yam now!!


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