Kootu #3

And ta-da, another popular kootu. As you might have noticed, its really a very simple way to make a curry and is packed with vegetable and lentil goodness.

Kootu # 3

2 tbsp Bengal Gram/ Kadalai Paruppu
1/2 cup White Pumpkin, cubed
1/2 cup Yam, cubed
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp ground Pepper
Salt, to taste

3 tbsp Coconut
1 tbsp Cumin Seeds

1 tsp Mustard Seeds
3-4 Curry Leaves
2 tbsp Coconut
A pinch of sugar

Cook the bengal gram in a little bit of water and keep aside.

Cook the pumpkin and yam with turmeric, chilli powder, pepper and salt. Keep aside.

Grind together the coconut and cumin seeds. Keep aside.

Heat about a tablespoon of oil and add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and coconut and saute until a brownish color. Add the ground coconut and cumin mixture and keep frying until brown. Now add the sugar and brown. Add the cooked bengal gram and vegetables and cook until you get a thick curry.

Serve warm with cooked rice.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Ranjani says:

    Yaaay you're back too!! It's lovely to see you back in action after ages:)

    I haven't cooked in a very very long time, wish you could fedex some of this kootu, along with some rasam and sambhar…I'll make the rice!
    I could really do with some home cooked food for a change.


  2. Arundathi says:

    @ Ranjani – Wish I could! 🙂 Hope you're doing well!! See you on twitter babe!


  3. Bhavani says:

    The kootu snap looks amazing. What a coincidence, I made kootu lastnight too 🙂


  4. Aparna says:

    This version of kootu is what we make most of the time. 🙂


  5. Arundathi says:

    @ Bhavani – Thanks! What kind did you make?

    @ Aparna -oh really, our usual one is quite different.


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