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kootu curry with kadala parippu

Yam and Bengal gram curry
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1/2 cup bengal gram
  • 1.5 cups yam finely chopped
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 5-6 long red chillies
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp pepper powder


  • Soak kadala parippu (Bengal gram) for an hour before cooking. Pressure cook Bengal gram and finely chopped yam separately.
  • Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds(optional), Fry grated coconut, red chillies and curry leaves. Fry until coconuts start turning slightly reddish.
  • Now add the dal and yam, mix well
  • Put in turmeric powder, salt and pepper powder. Mix well and cook until it gets dry