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Kootu Curry Recipe

Kootu Curry is a popular Indian Side Dish
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 0.25 kg - yam, any kind, preferably Elephant Yam cut in sugar-cube sizes
  • 5 tsp - coconut, (unsweetened), ground to a paste
  • 1 tsp - ginger, ground to a paste
  • 3- 4 - Green chillies
  • 2-3 pinches - Turmeric
  • a few - Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp - Coconut oil
  • salt to taste
  • How to Make Kootu Curry:

    1. Put the yam pieces, turmeric and green chilli in 3 mugs of water and leave it to boil on high flame for around 15-20 minutes.
    2. Now, add the coconut and the garlic paste and salt.
    3. Mix well and reduce the flame.
    4. Leave for 10 minutes.
    5. Mash a couple of yam pieces with a spoon to make the gravy denser.
    6. In another pan, heat 1tsp of oil and splutter curry leaves in it.
    7. Transfer this to the main dish.
    8. Serve hot with rice or roti.


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