Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thenga Varutharacha Koottan



Today I am sharing the recipe of Thenga varutharacha koottan or Fried coconut curry. Actually I love all the dishes with fried coconut in it and when I saw this recipe in vanitha magazine along with a very tempting pic I didn't think much, just gave it a try. The final result was delicious and I enjoyed it with rice.

Ingredients

Vazhakka / Raw Plantian ~ 4 Nos
Red chilly powder ~ 3/4 tbsp - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder ~ 1 tsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut ~ 3/4 cup
Green chillies ~ 8 Nos ( Split length-wise)
Chopped ginger ~ 1 tbsp
Tamarind paste ~ 1/2 tsp / You can even squeeze the juice out of a very small lemon sized tamarind which was soaked in water for at least 15 minutes. 
Curry leaves
Salt
Oil 

Method

  • First peel the plantain and cut it into medium size pieces. Then heat a little oil in a pan and add grated coconut and fry in a medium low flame till the coconut turns brown in color. You have to keep on stirring it continuously , otherwise it may get burnt. When the grated coconut turns almost brown in color, add red chilly powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and fry for about a minute or till the raw smell of the powder goes. Then allow it to cool and grind it to a fine paste by adding 5-6 tbsp of water.
  • Then mix ground coconut paste, chopped plantain, tamarind, salt, curry leaves, chopped ginger and green chillies along with 2 cups of water and cook covered for about 15 minutes in a medium flame and remove from the flame.



Cheers!!

23 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

haven't added tamarind in plantain curry looks delicious

Shabs.. said...

WOW,
THAT'S a nice recipe and the picture looks brilliant:)
shabs.

Now Serving said...

My mom used to add tamarind to the vazhakai curry she made - Loved it then and I am sure yours must've tasted as good as it looks :)

Valar Siva said...

Looks delicious!! will try it for sure..

Valar
http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Adding tamarind in plantain curry is new to me !! Curry looks so inviting and delicious !!

Peggy said...

This sounds like a beautiful curry!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Curry looks amazing. Especially tamarind has very well complimented in here. Great pics.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Super curry....Pic looks awesome...

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow tats a lovely color n nice dish..

Only Fish Recipes said...

looks very delicious.....very nice clicks and presentation!

Hari Chandana said...

Nice and yummy one.. looks really good.. thanks for the recipe :)
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Padhu said...

Curry with fried coconut looks delicious

Jaisy James said...

nice recipe dear

Priya said...

MOuthwatering here, seriously am hungry now..

Ila said...

wonderful and delicious curry :) tempting :)

Prathima Rao said...

Looks too delicious...a must try!!!! I have an award waiting for u in my blog...Do collect it :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

SouthindianHome said...

Looks delicious and yummy

Smitha said...

pics are stunning...I make something similar...yummy with rice
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Suja Sugathan said...

Looks spicy and delicious,beautiful clicks dear.

Swathi said...

adipoli, try cheythu nokkanam e weekend.

Nandini said...

Wow! Mouthwatering curry! Beautiful photos.

Gulmohar said...

Tangy and yumm curry

aipi said...

Sounds authentic- loved the recipe!

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