Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Koottu Curry

Koottu curry can be made either as a sweet dish or as a lightly spicy one. Below steps are for preparing the sweet one.

Yam - ½ cup
Carrot - 1medium
Ashgourd (Kumblanga) - ½ cup
Chana dal (Kadala parippu) - 3tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Chilly powder - ½ tsp
Jaggery - 2-3 cubes
Grated coconut - 3tsp
Cumin seeds - ¼ tsp
Water - 3cups
Salt - a pinch

For Seasoning
Oil - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - ¼ tsp
Urad dal - ¼ tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Dry red chilly - 1no
Grated coconut - 3-4tsp

How to prepare

=►Cut vegetables( Yam, ash gourd & carrot) into small cubes evenly.
=► Boil chana dal with one cup of water.
=► When the chana dal is almost cooked add yam, ash gourd and carrot along with 2cups of water.
=► After the vegetables are cooked add 2-3cubes of jaggery, turmeric powder and chilly powder.
=► Grind 3tsp of grated coconut with ¼ tsp of cumin seeds and pour it into above cooked vegetables ( make sure that the vegetables are dry).
=► Mix it properly and allow it to cook for another 2-4 minutes on medium flame and stir
it occasionally.
=► Heat oil in a pan, add mustard and when it cracks add urad dal, curry leaves, dry red chilly
and 3-4tsp of grated coconut.
=► Fry it till it becomes golden brown and pour this fried coconut into above cooked vegetables,
mix well and switch off the flame.
=► Serve with plain rice.

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