Sunday, February 7, 2010

Malabar Koottu Curry


Recipe for Koottu curry / Malabar style koottu curry - Kerala onam sadya special.

Ingredients

Diced Yam ( Chena) ~ 1 1/4 cup
Diced plantain (Vazhakka) ~ 1 1/4 cup
Chickpeas ( Kadala) ~ ¾ cup
Kashmiri red chilly powder ~ 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder (Manjal podi) ~ 1/2 tsp
Grated coconut ~ 1 cup
Green chillies ~ 3 Nos
Chopped ginger ~ 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam ~ 1/4 tsp
Dry red chillies ~ 3 Nos
Chopped shallots ( Kochu ulli ) ~ 1/4 cup
Curry leaves ~ 1 stem
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku ~ 1/2 tsp
Coconut Oil
Salt to taste

Method
  • Wash and soak chickpeas in water for at least 4 hours and then pressure cook chickpeas by adding 3 cups of water and enough salt for about 6 to 8 whistles. After the chickpeas are cooked, drain the water using a colander.
  • Chop yam and plantain to small cubes. Then cook yam and plantain in a sauce pan by adding enough water, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and salt for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile grind grated coconut, green chilies, ginger and cumin seeds by adding little water. Mix ground coconut mix, cooked chickpeas and cooked vegetables together and let it boil in a medium-low flame for about 10 minutes and then remove from the flame.
  • Heat around 2 table spoons of coconut oil in a pan and add 1/3 cup grated coconut and fry till it becomes golden brown in color and add that to the koottu curry. Finally heat more oil and add mustard seeds and when it start to crackle add dry red chilies and curry leaves followed by chopped shallots and saute till it becomes light brown in color.
  • Pour this to the curry and mix it well. 
Enjoy with rice.


Cheers!!

31 comments:

AshKuku said...

Awesome it looks.... Wanna taste some.... Could u pass it on.... pls...

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

AshKuku said...

Awesome it looks.... Wanna taste some.... Could u pass it on.... pls...

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Fathima said...

kootu curry looks yum...

deepti said...

Nice presentation & Awesome recipe !!

Cicily Antony said...

Jus love this...this's my favourite sadhya item..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Nothing can ever beat kerala style koottuu Curry looks very yummy and delicious!!!

Rachana Kothari said...

The Curry looks great...a very lovely pic!

Devi Meyyappan said...

Hey Jisha:).. lovely kootu kari!!.. looks yuummmy!.. and nice click dear:)

Ann Xavier said...

gr8 photo........luks yummmmmmyyyyyyy

Sarah Naveen said...

Aha..Back to action..
Lovely click and yummy curry..wer r u now??Tvm or blore?

Aparna said...

my favorite sadhya kootu..i simply luv this.Awards waiting for you in my blog

Tina said...

Luv this koottu curry.....Perfect with rice...

Jisha Dil said...

thanks you all...:)

Deepa G Joshi said...

lovely click..love the recipe..very tempting..

Mallugirl said...

lovely looking kootu.Just need a spoon to scoop it up.

ARUNA said...

That's a yummy curry!!!

shanthi said...

Great and perfect kootu kari.Do visit my blog when time permits. http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

ARUNA said...

It looks delicious!

Subhashini said...

Hey
Me first time in ur blog.Very nice recipes.

FoodLovers said...

curry looks yum .. congratulations on ur award as well

Yummy Team said...

It looks delicious!

srividhya Ravikumar said...

kootu curry looks awesome.. visit my space whenever.. following you

Sayali said...

Hi Jisha,

I was just blog-hopping and happen to visit the wonderfule site of your. I see so many different varieties. Great recipes :)

Magic of Spice said...

I just adore curry, this looks really good!

lekshmi's adukkala said...

looks good!!

भूतनाथ said...

waao......dekhkar hi mazaa aa gayaa....khaaungaa to kyaa hogaa....!!!

भूतनाथ said...

waah.....lazawaab to kah doon....magar khaane ko mile tab naa....abhi se kaise kah doon....???

Smita Srivastava said...

The curry looks so yummy ..... Great recipe with beautiful click .

- Smita
http://littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com/

Guna's kitchen said...

first time here .. u have alovely space and good collectgion of recipes.. if u find tim do visit my blog

Turmericnspice said...

I agree...i want to taste some too

Now Serving said...

That looks delicious!

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