Kerala Style Plantain & Yam Kootu Curry Recipe

Typical Kerala vegetable dish made with yam, plantain and loaded with the goodness of coconut.

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Kerala Style Plantain & Yam Kootu Curry Recipe
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Kerala Plantain Kootu Curry is a typical Kerala vegetable dish made with yam, plantain and loaded with the goodness of coconut. It also consists of brown chickpeas to add in the extra texture to the whole dish. The use of yam gives the dish a crunchy texture and the coconut gives it a grainy texture. This curry is a vital part of Onam Sadya. You can serve Kerala Plantain Kootu Curry hot, with phulka or Kerala parotta!

Other curry recipes that you can try are:

  1. Vegetarian Thai Red Curry Recipe
  2. Lemongrass Tofu and Vegetable Curry Recipe
  3. Broccoli & Vegetable Coconut Curry Recipe

Cuisine: Kerala Recipes
Course: Dinner
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

360 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

380 M

Makes:

3-4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Raw Banana , chopped
  • 1/2 cup Elephant yam (Suran/Senai/Ratalu) , chopped
  • 1/2 cup Kala Chana (Black Chickpeas)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • To grind:
  • 1 cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • To temper:
  • 1 teaspoon Cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 Dry red chilli
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves

How to make Kerala Style Plantain & Yam Kootu Curry Recipe

  1. To begin the preparation of Kerala Plantain Kootu Curry, remove the skin of the raw banana, yam and chop them into small pieces. Cook it with enough water along with 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder and little salt till soft.

  2. Soak channa overnight and pressure cook til it is soft.

  3. Grind coconut, cumin seeds, green chillies, peppercorns to a semi fine paste. Set aside.

  4. Now in a pan add cooked vegetables along with black channa, add the coconut paste, check for salt and adjust accordingly and sprinkle little water. Saute till raw smell of coconut leaves.

  5. Dry roast coconut till it turns dark reddish golden brown.

  6. Heat oil in a tadka pan, add mustard seeds, dry red chilli powder, curry leaves and let it splutter.

  7. Add roasted coconut and tadka tempering to the curry, mix well and switch off.

  8. Serve the Kerala Plantain Kootu Curry hot, with phulka or Kerala parotta!

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Last Modified On Tuesday, 28 February 2017 15:12
     
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