Kerala Koottukari

Kerala Koottukari is a popular Indian Side Dish
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Side Dish
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Pressure Cook
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Serves 6
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


Chana dal - 200 gm

Yam - 200 gm

Cucumber - 200 gm

Grated Coconut - 6 tbsp

Jaggery - 1 tsp

Chili powder - 2 tsp

Turmeric powder - half tsp

Coriander powder - 1 tsp

Pepper (not ground) - 1 tbsp

Jeera - 1 tsp

Mustard - half tsp

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

salt to taste



  1. Cover dal with water and soak 30 mins before cooking.
  2. Cook dal for 15 mins in the cooker.
  3. It should not be over-cooked.
  4. Cook the vegetables for half an hour if in the conventional manner or one whistle if in a pressure cooker.
  5. Let a small quantity of water remain, so that the kari will be in the form of paste (after adding coconut paste) and drain the excess water.
  6. Fry the grated coconut along with pepper and jeera and grind it.
  7. Add the coconut paste and jaggery into the vegetables.
  8. Add salt, stir and let it boil for 5-10 mins.
  9. In a pan, heat oil and add mustard.
  10. When it breaks, add this into the cooked vegetable.
  11. Mix it well and remove from the stove.
  12. Garnish with curry leaves.

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