Thrissur kootu curry recipe | kootu curry with kadala parippu

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Thrissur kootu curry recipe

Thrissur kootu curry recipe with step by step photos and video recipe. there are three common kootu curry recipes that are followed – 1. with black chickpeas (kadala) 2. with chana dal (kadala parippu) 3. with cow peas

kootu curry is one of the mains served in kerala sadya. generally raw banana and yam is used in kootu curry. One important thing is using nendran raw banana instead of any other variety as the taste will differ for each variety. 

Thrissur kootu curry recipe

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step wise pics of making thrissur kootu curry recipe 

1.soak chana dal for atleast 30 minutes while you cut the vegetables. chop yam and raw banana. take it in a pan along with salt, turmeric powder, green chilli and curry leaves. add little water.

Thrissur kootu curry recipe

2.mix well, close and cook in medium heat until it is cooked and is soft. 

Thrissur kootu curry recipe

3.open and mash it slightly. 

Thrissur kootu curry recipe

4. meanwhile, grind coconut and cumin seeds to a fine paste and add it to the curry. 

Thrissur kootu curry recipe

5. add jaggery , pepper powder and mix once. let it boil for few minutes while you prepare the tempering

Thrissur kootu curry recipe

6. for tempering: heat coconut oil and crackle mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chilli and grated coconut. fry until the coconut is reddish brown in colour. 

Thrissur kootu curry recipe

7. add the fried coconut tempering to the curry and mix well. the curry thickens once cool. so leave it little watery. 

Thrissur kootu curry recipe

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kootu curry recipe

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup chana dal soaked for 30 min – 1 hour
  • 1/2 cup yam chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw banana chopped
  • 1 no green chilli slit
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/8 cup jaggery
  • 2 tsp pepper powder


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 no red chilli
  • 1/2 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 cup grated coconut


  • soak chana dal for 30 min to 1 hour. drain and add to the pan along with yam and raw banana. 
  • further add green chilli, curry leaves, salt and turmeric powder. close and cook until soft. 
  • grind coconut and cumin to a fine paste. add it to the cooked vegetable. 
  • mix well and let it boil. add jaggery and pepper powder. mix again. 
  • for tempering: heat coconut oil and crackle mustard seeds, red chilli, curry leaves and grated coconut. 
  • fry until reddish brown and add the tempering to the curry. mix well. 
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