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Kootu Curry | Chena Kadala kootu curry

2015-03-25
  • Yield : 1
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 15m
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Chena Kadala Kootu Curry


Traditional kootu curry recipe with chena and kadala


Kootu curry is one of my favorite among onam sadya recipes. I like anything made with chena. Chena is also known as elephant foot yam which full of antioxidants and have lot many health benefits. Yam reduces LDL cholesterol in our body and there by reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
We can make fry,curry, stir fry,kheer etc… with yam.I would like to share my Chena Ozhichu kootan recipe with you.
Kootu curry is very healthy and don’t have that much spiciness. So kids will love this recipe. The combination of bengal gram and yam make this curry more nutritious. Yam (Chena) is the healthiest among root vegetables.

Ingredients

½ kg of yam(chena)
¼ kg of black chana/bengal gram
Half of one coconut
½ spn. of cumin seeds
3-4 no of shallots
½ spn. Of turmeric powder
¼ spn. of chilli powder
50g of jaggery (optional)
Salt as required
1 spn. of oil
¼ spn. of mustard seeds
2-3 no of red chillies
2 springs of curry leaves
2 tbsp. of grated coconut

Chena Kadala Kootu Curry Preparation Method

Step 01


Soak Bengal gram overnight.

Step 02


Pressure cook Bengal gram/black chana with turmeric powder and salt.

Step 03


Clean and cut yam in to medium sized pieces.

Step 04


Add yam pieces,chilli powder and cook along with black chana.

Step 05


If there is excess water in yam chana mix, open the lid and again cook till the water evaporates.Mash it with a ladle.

Step 06


Grind grated coconut along with cumin seeds and shallots coarsely.

Step 08


Add the coconut mixture and mix well. Check salt.

Step 09


Heat oil in a pan.

Step 10


Splutter mustard seeds,red chillies and curry leaves.

Step 11


Pour this mix over curry and mix well.

Step 12


Roast 2 tbsp. of grated coconut in the same pan till golden color.

Step 13


Add grated jaggery to the kootu curry and mix well.

Step 14


Finally garnish with roasted coconut at the time of serving

 

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