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kootu curry recipe

thrissur style kootu curry recipe
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine
Keyword: kerala recipes, kootu curry, onam, onam recipes, sadhya, sadhya recipes, sadya, sadya recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 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.