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Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Ingredients :
Black Chana Dal - 1 Cup
Raw Banana - 1
Corm/Sooran/Chena - 100 grms
Chili Powder - 2 Tbsp
Turmeric - 1/2 Tsp
Salt - As Required
Whole Black Pepper - 2-3 Tbsp
Jeera - 1 Tsp
Grated Coconut - 1/2 Cup
Curry Leaves - 1 Strand

For Tempering :
Mustard Seeds - 1 Tsp
Whole Red chilies - 2-3
Curry Leaves - A few
Grated Coconut - 2-3 Tbsp
Coconut Oil - 1 Tbsp

Method :
1) Soak the Black Chana Dal over night.Cut the vegetables in to small square pieces,wash well.
2) Pressure cook the chana Dal and the vegetables with 1 Tbsp chili powder, turmeric and water till everything is immersed.
3) Mean while grind whole black pepper,grated coconut and jeera with very little water,just enough to grind them.Please note,the you should not grind it to a smooth paste.Grind such that,the pepper gets split in to pieces and the coconut gets crushed and gets mixed with the rest of the ingredients.
4) After you remove the pressure cooker lid,transfer it in to a vessel,add salt,1 Tbsp chili powder and curry leaves,let boil for some time.
5) When boiling add the crushed mixture and boil till it becomes thick.Check for taste and add if needed anything.Remove from gas and keep aside.
6) In a pan,add 1 Tbsp Coconut oil,When the oil gets hot,add the mustard seeds.Wait until it splutters,then add the curry leaves,split whole red chilies in to 2-3 pieces and grated coconut.Fry well till the coconut turns to dark brown colour.Transfer this to the kootttu curry mixture.Mix well and serve with hot steaming rice and sambar.


Lata said...

This sounds different, I will try this. Have raw bananas in the refrigerator.

Viji said...

Thanks Lata.Give me the feed back soon :-)

Vcuisine said...

It is different than the regular ones and sounds interesting Viji. Viji

Asha said...

Yummy! I recently started cooking with plantains and love it! One more recipe to enjoy:))
Thanks P.

Sharmi said...

delicious looking koothu curry. lovely combinations. bookmarking.

Viji said...

Thanks viji.its one of the most famous dish for the festivals and marriages in kerala.My fav too.

Viji said...

Thanks Asha.Try this dish,u will surely love it.A very good side dish with Rice.

Viji said...

Thanks Sharmi.Do try and give me the feed back.