Monday, 16 September 2013

Koottu curry

This curry is an inevitable item in Onam feast.
Yam/chenna                                       ½ cup chopped
Raw banana                                        ¼ cup chopped
Channa dal/kadala paripu              ¼ cup
Grated coconut                                 1 cup
Red chilly powder                             1tsp
Turmeric powder                               ¼ tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds                             1tsp
Mustard seeds                                     ½ tsp
Red chilly                                              4 to 5   ( 1 for seasoning)
Curry leaves few
Coconut oil
Pressure cook chopped vegetables with chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt  for 2 whistles.
Soak chana dal for 15 to 20 min. Then pressure cook this for 2 whistles till  it becomes soft and keep aside.

For masala   grind ½ cup grated coconut, jeera   and 4 red chilly into coarse paste.
Add this paste to cooked vegetables  and add cooked chana dal  boil till it  becomes thick.
Heat oil in pan  add mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chilly fry for min. Pour this on curry.
Remaining half cup of grated  coconut  dry roast till brown  then add this on  curry. Koottu curry  is  ready to serve.


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