Friday, April 27, 2012

Koottu Curry

1.Chena (elephant yam)-1cup(cubed)
   Raw Banana-1(cubed)
2.Black chickpeas(soaked overnight)-1/2cup
3.Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
   Pepper powder-1tsp
4.Shredded coconut-1/3cup
   Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
5.Coconut oil-1tbsp
   Mustard seeds-1tsp
   Urad dal-1tsp
   Dry red chilly-2
   Pearl onion(chopped)-1tsp
   Curry leaves-2springs
6.Shredded coconut-1/3cup

  • Pressure cook chickpeas with 1 cup water and salt
  • To this add cubed yam ,banana,turmeric powder,pepper powder,jaggery and salt.Add water if needed.cook it again for 2 whistles.
  • Grind together coconut and cumin seeds to a smooth paste with little water.
  • Pour coconut mixture into the curry.Adjust salt and cook till the required consistency is reached.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and urad dal.Fry chopped pearl onion,dry red chilly and curry leaves.Add  1/3cup shredded coconut and roast it until brown color.Add this over the koottu curry and mix well.
  • Serve with rice.