Sunday, July 11, 2010

Kootucurry- A Kerala sadya delicacy (Serves 10)

Kootucurry

Kerala sadhya is blessed with variety of delicious dishes. Kootucurry is an integral part of these sadyas and its taste varies from region to region. The highlight of this curry is the roasted coconut added at the final stage of cooking, providing it with a singular aroma that is so irresistible. It is often said that , in earlier days,  this unique smell  during the roasting was used to locate the specific homes where marriages are held. The following recipe is from the famous Kerala sadhya mastero “AMBI SWAMI” from thrissur. We came across this recipe in a cookery show and yes, it was  just perfect..

Chena/Yam 1 cup, cubed
Ilavan/Ashgourd 1 medium, cubed
Carrot 1 medium, cubed
Kadala parippu/ whole black chana/kadala ½ cup
Grated coconut ¾ cup + ¾ cup
Turmeric powder ¾ tsp
Red chilly powder 2 tsp
Sarkara/Jaggery ¼ cup
Curry leaves 2 sprigs
Mustard seeds ½ tsp
Cumin seeds ½ tsp
Salt as needed
Oil 1TBSP

Preparation

Boil 1 cup water in a heavy bottomed pan. When it is rolling boil, add the kadala parippu/ whole black chana. Cook until it is ¾ done, add the vegetables. Add 1 more cup of water, mix well and cook for 15-20 more minutes.

Meanwhile, grind together ¾ cup coconut and ½ tsp cumin to a smooth paste with little water. Set aside.

Kootucurry

When the vegetables are almost cooked (when 95% of the water is evaporated) add salt, ¾ tsp turmeric powder, 2 tsp chilly powder and ¼ cup of jaggery. Mix well until the jaggery is dissolved and add the ground coconut paste and curry leaves. Combine well and switch off the flame.

In another pan add oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add the remaining ¾ cup coconut and roast it until a golden brown color. Add this over the kootucurry and mix. Serve with rice..

Kootucurry

35 comments :

  1. This is completely new curry... wud skip carrot in this nd try it :)

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  2. Great combo and looks so delicious though this method of cooking is new to me...

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  3. we agree with you guys...it does look perfect!! never had this dish before....but by the look at it...we r v tempting...

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  4. reminding me of ONAM dear. oh i love this ....

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  5. That looks brilliant..pakshe i don get yam or ashgourd anywhere nearby...im soo drooling

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  6. Looks really delicious...!
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  7. very delicious recipe; its new to me, the combo of coconut with black chana is always irresistible thought!

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  8. adipoli aayittunde dearies... U know something, I have the same recipe in my drafts.. Shall post soon..

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  9. Hey thats a nice yummy one...i missed all ur recipes all these days....urs is very perfect and tempting sisters.... :)

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  10. WOW...this is something different...looks incredibly delicious..yumm

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  11. Love this curry..looks delicious and yummy..adipoli.

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  12. I love Sadyas.. They are such a comforting meal. I like everything that is served in Sadya and this kootucurry looks very inviting. And I do agree, the flavor of coconut is definitely mesmerizing.

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  13. Wow!!! curry luks so delicious,never had this before...Will try it.

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  14. Yummy,looks too delicious and very simple as well...

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  15. lovely mouth watering dish. I can have rice just with this bowl of kootu.Looks too good. yumm. my fav.

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  16. Slurppp, curry looks incredibly delicious...

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  17. adipoli ayittundu ketto. nice click too

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  18. I too had this in my drafts and was confused what to post today,finally posted a pachadi.Adding jaggerry is new to me.We dont add jaggerry to kootucurry.

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  19. I love kootucurry, they are rich and delicious. i like browen channa thatn the white ones, healthier too. super click, nannayitundu :)

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  20. really delicious one.. me too like the roasted cocunut ..that taste so good.. with rice wow so yummy

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  21. Delicious curry..Love the color and look of it..

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  22. love it..I definitely want to make it soon...

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  23. The dish looks delicious.. I saw your summer contest photo..its really nice and voted for it.

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  24. wonderful darlings...dish looks tempting n inviting..

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  25. oh..ethra naalayi koottukari kazhichittu!adipoli ayittundu ketto:)

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  26. Lovely treat. Like to try it out.

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  27. oh wow!!! awesome..ente fav....beautiful pic too

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  28. WOW!! Tempting pictures of koottu curry..I love this dish..I was on the search for sadya koottu curry recipe, thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe..Will give this a try soon..

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  29. Never had this before...will try it...:)...

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  30. wow !!!this is one of my favorite dish in sadya delicacies..This recipe would be perfect for the Onam sadya.thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

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  31. Kootu curry looks awesome .Nice combo

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  32. delisious its my and my hubby favt

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