August 26, 2012

Koottu Curry-Sweet Version

Raw plantain/Nenthrakkaya- 1 ,peeled and cubed
Yam/Chena - 1 cup peeled and cubed
Carrot- 1 peeled and cubed
Black Chana/Kadala - 1 cup,cooked
Chilly powder- 1tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Jaggery - 2 tbsp grated
Grated coconut - 1 1/4cup(3/4 + 1/2)
Whole black pepper -1 tsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies
Curry leaves
Coconut Oil

1. Cook the raw plantain,yam,carrot in enough water,adding chilly powder,turmeric powder and salt.
2. Meanwhile grind 3/4 cup grated coconut,with whole black pepper and cumin to a coarse paste
3. When the vegetables are cooked mix the cooked chana with it.When water is evaporated completely, add grated Jaggery ,mix well and then add coconut paste. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.Adjust salt
4. Heat oil in another pan and splutter mustard seeds,add red chillies ,curry leaves and  then 1/2 cup grated coconut and fry until the coconut turns reddish brown.Pour this over the curry and mix well.Or you can fry the coconut separately to reddish brown and add this to curry.
Serve hot with rice.

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