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Maelgu-kozhambhu and more kootaan Recipe

Maelgu-kozhambhu and more kootaan is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 cups - Ash Pumpkin / Tomato / Yam
  • 1 cup Colacasia
  • 1 - Banana
  • 250 g - Mangalore Cucumber / Mango
  • Coconut powder-2 cups
  • Green chilies-10 to 15
  • Sour Curds - 2 to 3 cups
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
  • Salt - to your taste
  • Mustard seeds- a pinch
  • Fenugreek (Vendayam / Methi) seeds - A pinch
  • Red Chillies- 1 or 2
  • Curry leaves (Karipatha) - A few
  • How to Make Maelgu-kozhambhu and more kootaan:

    1. First cut the vegetable (whichever one you choose), in whatever shape you want it.
    2. Wash it thoroughly (anything other than tomatoes) and put it in a vessel.
    3. Add turmeric powder, salt and water (just enough to immerse the vegetable).
    4. Grind the coconut powder with green chillies and sour curds.
    5. When the vegetables are cooked, add the coconut-curds mix.
    6. Let it boil very lightly (it should not over boil).
    7. Keep aside.
    8. Saute the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chillies and curry leaves together.
    9. Use this sauteed mixture for garnishing the more-kootaan.
    10. Serve hot / cold with steamed rice.
    11. Also goes well with chapattis.


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