Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Beans Kootu-Beans Kootu Recipe-Easy Kootu Recipes

Beans kootu is a very simple Tambrahm dish which can be done in just 15-20 minutes. It can be had as an accompaniment with rice or with chapati. I have make few alterations to the recipe, so it tastes slightly different from the regular South Indian kootu. Today we will learn how to make beans kootu following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Beans Kootu

Beans Kootu

Beans Kootu

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryBeans-Kootu-Side dish
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Beans - 1/4 kg/250 grams or 1 3/4 cup chopped
   Tur dal - 1/4 cup
   Tamarind - very less
   Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
   Hing - a pinch
   Salt to taste

   For Grinding

   Coconut - 1/4 cup
   Coriander leaves - fistful

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 tsp
   Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Fenugreek seeds - 1/8 tsp
   Red Chillies - 3
   Curry leaves - a sprig


Pressure cook dal with 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder for 3 whistles or until soft. Mash it well and keep it aside.

Pressure cook beans with a little salt, 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder and little water for 1 whistle. Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and keep it aside. Alternatively, you can also steam beans or cook covered in a pan but make sure you do not overcook it.

Soak tamarind (take less than what you take for rasam) in a cup of boiling water for 20 minutes. Extract the juice and discard the pulp.

Grind coconut and coriander leaves to a fine paste and keep it ready. (if you want it spicy, you may add a small green chilli)

We have the cooked beans, cooked dal, tamarind extract and coconut paste ready (picture below). Now making this kootu is just a breeze.


Heat oil in a pan/kadai, add cumins seeds, red chillies, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.

Once cumin seeds sizzles, add tamarind water, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, hing and salt needed.

beans kootu with coconut

Add the beans and cook until the raw flavor of the tamarind goes or around 5-6 minutes on medium heat.

how to make beans kootu

Then add the cooked dal and the ground coconut paste. Mix well and boil on low heat for a few minutes.

Beans Kootu recipe

Remove from heat. Beans kootu is ready to be served. It goes well both with rice and chapati. 

Enjoy more Beans Recipes  and Easy Kootu Recipes from Padhuskitchen

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  1. can raw plantain be used for this kootu?

    1. I have not experimented with raw plantain. You can experiment and give the feedback here.

  2. I guess we can make this with Kothavarakkai (bunch beans) or Avaraikkai also in place of beans. I like the avaraikkai dish much more ....

    1. Yes, avarakkai, karamani (long beans), cluster beans will all be good.

  3. This is somewhat similar to the 'porichcha kuzhambu' my mother used to make for mixing with rice when we wish to avoid spicy dishes like sambaar or vathal kuzhambu. Anyway koottu is tasty and can be used as a side dish as this is nutritious too.

  4. Thank you Padhu, for this excellent recipe. I tried it with white pumpkin and it was delicious. My husband asked me.never to make any OTHER type of kootu again !!!

  5. You Are A Wikipedia of cooking Mam. Daily before cooking I used to check you blog. So everyday I new receipes. Thanks a tonne Ms.Padhu.

  6. Thanks a tonne Ms.cookipedia . Excellent receipes, with ease.

  7. Excellent why don't you Develop an app !!!!

  8. Hi, should I use coriander leaves or seeds? Thank you for the recipe.

  9. can i replace coconut with any other item to make this?


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