Saturday, August 12, 2006

ONAM special--Koottucurry


In this curry, a miscellaneous variety of vegetables and some Bengal gram are used. The difference between this and 'Aviyal' is that no tamarind is added.

Ingredients :

  • Bengal gram
    dal - 1/2cup

  • Pumpkin, snake gourd,
    Long runner beans, yam,
    Cucumber - 1/4kg (all together)

  • Inner flesh of
    drum stick - 1/2cup

  • Grated coconut - 1/2cup

  • Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp

  • Green chillies - 3 (split into 2)

  • Salt to taste

  • Coconut oil - 1/4cup

  • Mustard - 1tsp

  • White gram dal - 2dsp

  • Dried red chillies - 3 (each sliced into 3)

  • Curry leaves - 2sprigs

  • Ghee - 1dsp

  • Grated coconut - 1/4cup

Method of Preparation :

Cook the 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 1/2cup grated coconut and mix it with turmeric powder and green chillies.

Heat oil and season mustard, white gram dal, dried red chillies and curry leaves. Add the ground coconut mixture. Saute for sometime, till the water dries. Add the cooked vegetables, salt and bengal gram dal. Saute well.

Heat 1dsp ghee and fry the 1/4cup grated coconut in it till golden brown. Add this to the koottucurry and mix well.