Sunday, September 4, 2011

Kerala Koottu Curry-Onam Special

Koottu curry is an important dish in Kerala Onam 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 recipe

Kerala Koottu Curry-Onam Special

Kerala Koottu Curry

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 3
 Recipe CategorySide dish-Curry
 Recipe CuisineKerala

   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 /Jeeragam -3/4 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Mustard seeds - 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 until 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 ground paste and boil until it thickens.

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

Fry 1/4 cup of grated coconut until it becomes golden brown and add to the kootu curry.

Serve it with rice.

Use coconut oil for Authentic Kerala taste.

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  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!!

  7. If bengal gram(kadala) is used peppercorn should be ground along with the coconut. Pepper is a must in koottucurry with kadala


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