Kootu Curry | Chena Kadala kootu curry2015-03-25
- 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.
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
Soak Bengal gram overnight.
Pressure cook Bengal gram/black chana with turmeric powder and salt.
Clean and cut yam in to medium sized pieces.
Add yam pieces,chilli powder and cook along with black chana.
If there is excess water in yam chana mix, open the lid and again cook till the water evaporates.Mash it with a ladle.
Grind grated coconut along with cumin seeds and shallots coarsely.
Add the coconut mixture and mix well. Check salt.
Heat oil in a pan.
Splutter mustard seeds,red chillies and curry leaves.
Pour this mix over curry and mix well.
Roast 2 tbsp. of grated coconut in the same pan till golden color.
Add grated jaggery to the kootu curry and mix well.
Finally garnish with roasted coconut at the time of serving