Kootu curry

    6 hours 30 mins

    This is a dry veg curry used as a side dish to go along with steamed rice.

    Kerala, India
    1 person made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 cup Brown chickpeas/ kala chana
    • 3 medium sized plantain (raw banana)
    • 1 tablespoon Coconut oil
    • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
    • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
    • 2 green chilies slit lengthwise
    • 6 curry leaves
    • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
    • 1 cup water
    • Salt to taste
    • 1/2 cup Grated coconut

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:6hr soaking  ›  Ready in:6hr30min 

    1. Soak bown chickpeas overnight and pressure cook. Peel the outer skin of plantain, cut into small pieces .
    2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard when oil is hot and let splutter. Then add cumin, chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves. Stir fry in low heat until onion gets tender. Add cut plantain, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, water and salt and let cook. Now add cooked chickpea and keep stirring well until all water is evaporated.
    3. Turn off the heat and stir in grated coconut. Transfer kootu curry to a serving bowl.

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