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Koottu Curry -Kadala Ethakkaya koottu curry (A mix of chickpeas and raw plantains in ground coconut)

Here comes another sadya special from Kerala.Koottu curry refers to a some what dry preparation usually made with vegetables and lentils of different sorts.This is the first koottu curry I am posting here.Would love to post more in future.
To Pressure cook
1 cup chickpeas/bengal gram/karutha kadala,soaked in water overnight
1 small ginger piece,crushed
2 green chillies,sliced
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 cup water
2 raw plantains,peeled and chopped into small pieces
To Grind to Coarse Paste
1 cup grated coconut
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
4 shallots
2 dried chillies
2 sprig curry leaves
1/4 cup water
To Temper
2 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaf
1 dried chilly
2 tsp grated coconut
  • Pressure cook the pre-soaked chickpeas with turmeric powder,salt,green chillies,ginger and water till 2 whistles.Open the lid and add the chopped plantains.Mix well and close the lid.Cook again till two whistles.
  • Meanwhile grind the grated coconut,cumin seeds,shallots,dry chillies and curry leaves into a coarse paste adding little water.
  • Open the cooker lid and pour the paste to this.Mix well and bring to a boil.The gravy should be thick now.
  • Heat oil in a small skillet and splutter the mustard seeds,curry leaves,dry chilly.Add the grated coconut to this and fry till red.Add this to the curry and mix well.Check salt.


11 comments on “Koottu Curry -Kadala Ethakkaya koottu curry (A mix of chickpeas and raw plantains in ground coconut)

  1. Authenticoriyafood
    April 20, 2011

    Wow…. this looks amazing!! This is the second time i am seeing this recipe today…..must be a really good one!!


  2. Priya
    April 20, 2011

    Omg, wat an inviting and droolworthy kootu curry,i dont mind to have some rite now..


  3. savitha ramesh
    April 20, 2011

    new to me.looks great.


  4. Swathi
    April 20, 2011

    Kootu curry season?. Kootu curry looks dleicious.


  5. Suja Sugathan
    April 20, 2011

    Wow tempting kootu curry,my favorite in sadhyas..looks perfect.


  6. Vidhya
    April 20, 2011

    Kootu curry look so tempting.


  7. Now Serving
    April 20, 2011

    Love chickpeas and vazhakais – and coconut to boot – a complete winner curry!


  8. R
    April 20, 2011

    luv the curry with the coconut masala!


  9. aipi
    April 21, 2011

    It's dinner time for us now, it really makes me feel hungry 🙂 What a great flavor combination!!

    US Masala


  10. Nandini
    April 21, 2011

    Nice combo of flavours…It looks very awesome and good…


  11. Hamaree Rasoi
    April 21, 2011

    New variety of curry to me, Looks delicious

    Hamaree Rasoi


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This entry was posted on April 20, 2011 by in kerala food, Sadya (സദ്യ), Veg dry.


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