Kerala Easy Koottu Curry


Kerala Easy Koottu Curry

A traditional, healthy, full of nutritious veggies loaded curry. Koottu Curry is a side-dish usually served as part of the traditional feast of Kerala, Sadya. It is a curry based dish with a few veggies and legumes.It is a mixture of black chickpeas or chana dal and combination of vegetables like ash gourd /winter melon, raw plantain/kaya, elephant yam /chena with ground coconut and spices.This is prepared in different styles in different parts of Kerala and it’s semi dry preparation.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 10 people


For seasoning:


  • Cook Bengal gram dal with salt and water to a thick gravy.
  • Clean and cut the vegetables into small pieces.
  • Par boil the vegetables by steaming.
  • Grind 1/2 cup of grated coconut and mix it with turmeric powder and green chillies.
  • Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.
  • Splutter mustard seeds followed by white gram dal, dried red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Add the ground coconut mixture and saute for sometime, till the water dries up.
  • Add the cooked vegetables, salt and bengal gram dal. Saute well. 9)Heat 1 dsp of ghee in another pan.
  • Fry 1/4 cup of grated coconut, till it becomes golden brown.
  • Add this to the above vegetable curry and mix well.
  • :- In this curry, a miscellaneous variety of vegetables and Bengal gram are used. The difference between this and `Aviyal` is that no tamarind is added.
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