Kerala Style Plantain & Yam Kootu Curry Recipe
Typical Kerala vegetable dish made with yam, plantain and loaded with the goodness of coconut.
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:
- 1/2 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
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.
Soak channa overnight and pressure cook til it is soft.
Grind coconut, cumin seeds, green chillies, peppercorns to a semi fine paste. Set aside.
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.
Dry roast coconut till it turns dark reddish golden brown.
Heat oil in a tadka pan, add mustard seeds, dry red chilli powder, curry leaves and let it splutter.
Add roasted coconut and tadka tempering to the curry, mix well and switch off.
Food Blogger...Recipe Developer...Food Stylist....Food Photographer...Dedicated mother...Working professional…Homemaker.....the list seems endless...... Above all I am a woman and take pride in all the roles I play in my life. Friends call me a Super Mom....Super Woman... because of the multitasking I do every day in order to make a work life balance. I am AlkaJena, an Economist by Profession and a Food Blogger by Passion based at Bhubaneswar, Odisha and loves to share various recipes tried on the comfort of my Kitchen on my Blog culinary xpress. I cook to satisfy my culinary skills and prefer my work to speak for myself.