Kootu Curry

Kootu Curry is a Kerala dish with vegetables,dal and coconut.In Tamilnadu its called as Kootu, I think the only difference is the addition of fried coconut in the end.

Ingredients

White pumpkin, raw banana, yam —– 1 1/2 cup

Channa dal —- 1/2 cup

Coconut — 3/4 cup

Turmeric pwd —- 1/2 tsp

Red chili pwd — 1/2 tsp

Mustard seeds — 1/2 tsp

Urad dal —- 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds —- 3/4 tsp

Salt —- 1 tsp

Sesame / coconut oil —- 2 tsp

Few curry leaves.

Method

Cut all the vegetables into small cubes. Pressure cook the channa dal, keep aside.Add turmeric pwd, chili pwd and salt and pressure cook for two whistle. Grind together 1/2 cup coconut with cumin seeds to a fine paste. Once the vegetables are cooked, add the cooked dal and the grounded paste, mix everything together and let it cook further for 3 mintues. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds when they crack add the urad dal, saute them till they change colour, add the remaining coconut fry till dark brown,add the curry leaves. Add this tempering to the dal-vegetable mix, Kootu Curry ready.

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