Onam Special - Koottu Curry





    Ingredients
  • 1 cup black chick peas, soaked in water for at least 3 hours
  • 1/2 cup plantain(pachakkaya) cut into chickpea sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup elephant yam(Chena) cut into cut into chickpea sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 4-5 pearl onions, skinned
  • Jeerakam/Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Few Curry leaves
  • few dry coconut chunks(thenga kothu)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Mustard seeds
  • Salt as required
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper or pepper powder
Directions
Cook the chick peas with water and salt until soft(Use a pressure cooker to cook fast). In a thick bottomed
vessel, cook the plantain and yam with enough water to just cover the vegetables, add turmeric powder and salt.Keep the vessel covered to prevent drying out. When the vegetables are soft add the cooked chick peas, along with some of the water used to cook chick peas. In another pan slightly fry the coconut, black pepper with the pearl onions.Coarse grind this mixture with cumin and add to the cooked chick peas . Mix well and let the water evaporate. Splutter the mustard seeds in coconut oil and then add the dried chillies and dry coconut chunks (thenga kothu), Pour this over the prepared koottu curry. Serve with rice
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22 Comments:

Mangala Bhat said...

wow!nice one!

Abhilash said...

Hey I come to know through your post that chena is calle elephant yam...

This appears to be a good recipe... heard it for first time...

Sailaja Damodaran said...

very colourful.....

Ann said...

Hummm Mouth watering!

Priya said...

Delicious curry..

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice & a simple one vrinda...Nice pic

Padma said...

Looks colorful and delicious...

Shri said...

I don't know what elephant Yam but your dish sure looks pretty with colors!

Vijitha Shyam said...

Wow! i love mallu cuisine and u seem to share of my favs. :-)

Ashwini said...

looks delicious...

Preety said...

new recipe..looks colorful and yumm

Babli said...

I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for the wonderful presentation. Koottu curry looks delicious and I will definitely try it out.
You are welcome in my blogs.

Pavithra said...

Nice and healthy recipe dear.. i loved this black channa, plaintain and yam combo will try one day..

Srivalli said...

Thats simply superb!...maybe you can reduce a bit of yellow shade on your pictures...I LOVE kerala dishes!..you got me drooling here

5 Star Foodie said...

What a wonderful curry with chickpeas & plantains - yum!

Ann said...

Thats again somewhat different from all the koottucurrys i know..hey,so we have plenty of them from region to region..looks terrific

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

i make in a different way..ingredients and quantity is the same, except chickpeas.... but i slightly grind coconut with shallots and jeera, den rost it in pan..+ vegetables.. :)this snap is really awesome.. :)

Priti said...

That's looks yum...nice click

rekhas kitchen said...

nice koottu carry looks so mouthwatering.

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

I've never had black chickpeas! This looks wonderful - love the yam and coconut!

Parita said...

Mouth watering! perfect with rotis!

ANIL said...

hai guys, happy to see kannur dishes, koottucurry took me back to my mom. she used to add more coconut than you said.thanks .

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