Kootu Curry
By : Neeraja Padinjharayil‎
Prep time:10mins
Cooking time:20mins
Serves : 3-4
1.Yam-1 cup (peeled & diced into pieces)
2.Raw banana/Plantain(diced into Pieces)
3.Channa dal/Kadala parippu- 1/2 cup
4.Grated coconut-1/2 cup
5.Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
6.Tumeric powder-1/2 tsp
7.Chilly powder-1/2 tsp
8.Jaggery (powdered)-1 tsp
9.Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
For tempering:
1.Curry leaves- a sprig
2.Coconut oil-1 tbsp
3.Red chilly-2
4.Grated coconut-1/4 cup
Soak the channa dal for about 1 hr.
Heat a kadai, and add the soaked dal with just enough water and cook until the dal is almost done.
To this add the diced veggies, turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt and jaggery add water, such that the vegetables are just immersed and cook until the vegetables are soft yet retain their shape.
Grind ½ cup of coconut with cumin seeds into a smooth paste adding a little water.
Add the ground paste, pepper powder to the cooked dal and vegetables and mix well.
Heat oil in a pan.Temper with mustard seeds , add the coconut and fry till dark brown. Also add the dry red chillies and few curry leaves in this.
Pour this over the veggie mix.Serve with hot rice as side dish.

Enjoy ! ! !

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