Kerala Koottukari

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 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
  • oil

How to Make Kerala Koottukari

  • Cover dal with water and soak 30 mins before cooking.
  • Cook dal for 15 mins in the cooker.
  • It should not be over-cooked.
  • Cook the vegetables for half an hour if in the conventional manner or one whistle if in a pressure cooker.
  • 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.
  • Fry the grated coconut along with pepper and jeera and grind it.
  • Add the coconut paste and jaggery into the vegetables.
  • Add salt, stir and let it boil for 5-10 mins.
  • In a pan, heat oil and add mustard.
  • When it breaks, add this into the cooked vegetable.
  • Mix it well and remove from the stove.
  • Garnish with curry leaves.

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