February 21, 2011

Kootu curry

Channa dal-½ cup
Yam,Pumpkin,Ash guard(cubed)-1 lb (Either one or any)
Jaggery-½ piece
Grated coconut-1 cup
Cumin seeds-2 tspn
Pepper corns-1 tspn
Turmeric powder- ½ tspn
Chilli powder- 1 tspn
Oil-1 tblspn
Mustard seeds-1 tspn
Red chilli(broken into two)-2 nos
Salt to taste
A few curry leaves
1.Cook channa dal until it is ¾ done.
2.Add yam,ash guard,pumpkin,turmeric powder and salt.cook for 15 -20 mins
3.Add chilli powder and jaggery and mix well.
4.Grind ½ cup coconut with cumin seeds and pepper corns using water.
5.Add the grinded coconut paste and saute for sometime, till the water dries up.Switch off the flame.
6.Heat oil in another pan and splutter mustard seeds.
7.Add red chillies,remaining ½ cup grated coconut and curry leaves.Saute it until coconut becomes golden brown.
8.Add this to the above vegetable curry and mix well.

Serve with rice.


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