Prep Time : 20 mins
Recipe Category: One pot meals
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Author:Padhu Sankar Ingredients needed
Rice – 3/4 cup
Tur Dal – 1/3 cup
Tamarind – small lemon sized ball
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Carrot -2 medium size
Potato – 1 medium size
Drumstick – 4 pieces
Broad beans -3-4
Raw Banana – 1/2 of a raw banana
Yellow pumpkin – 1/4 cup chopped
Brinjal – 1-2
Raw mango – 1/4 cup chopped
Fresh pigeon peas – 1/4 cup
Arai keerai – fistful
Drumstick leaves – fistful
For the masala paste
Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
Pearl onion -3-4
Garlic – 4 cloves
Red chillies -5-6
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
For the seasoning
Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Hing – a generous pinch
Onion – 1 chopped
Curry leaves – a sprig
Ghee – 1 tsp
Our Lunch that day
Onion tomato pachadi
Seasoned curd rice
Potato chips (not in the picture) -With Video
I couldnt find When to add the rice.
Also final sauting with generous gingelly aka thil oil aka nallennai adding vadagam and curry leaves gives a good aroma and taste. Traditional kootanchoru has no ghee but only nallennai I believe.
Good try Padhus kitchen and thank u.
Yes, traditional kootanchoru they add only gingelly oil in the end. I love the flavor of ghee,so added in the end.Watch the video or check the recipe, I have added rice after the dal is half cooked.
Came out yummy. Made my dinner yummy and healthy.
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Simple and nice recipe
Hi exactly same recipe whch is prepared by mom. V r tirunelveli
This one here is authentic. Use gingelly oil for tempering and serve with ghee.
Traditionally, we make with ponni parboiled rice.
We temper with vengaya vadagam as well. Adds fantastic flavor. Try adding murugai keerai for a truly authentic touch.
can i skip garlic and make?
Yes, you can skip garlic.
My food sticks to the bottom while cooking in the pressure cooker. Do you have any idea why this is happening
Another variation – Try keeping a vessel inside the cooker and then cook or you can also coat oil inside the cooker (bottom alone) and cook on medium low so that food does not stick to the bottom of the cooker.
Feel easy to cook while watching this video….thank u…..
Hi Padhu: Thank you for posting this recipe. Is it possible to replace the rice in this recipe with a variety of millet? What needs to change in the cooking process to make for a tasty dish? Thanks, Dido.
You can substitute millet in any rice based dishes. Millets have to be soaked for 5-6 hours.