Kootu Curry | Black Channa & Vegetables Cooked in Coconut Masala | Onam Sadya Recipe

Kootu curry is another one recipe which in Onam sadya .This is nothing but vegetables like yam and raw plantain is cooked along with pressure cooked black channa which is then spiced up with coconut paste.If you are planning to make this be sure to soak your channa the previous day .I am planning for a mini Onam sadya this year but due to my kid's exam I'm little worried will I be able to do and now I just keep calm and think about it.

Since yam and plantains are used there are problems for gastric problems so better add few cloves to garlic in masala to avoid it.Here I have just used yam but you can use either both or any one.

Preparation time : 9 hours ( includes soaking time)
cooking time : under 30 mins
Recipe type: side dish
Recipe Cuisine: India
Author: Babitha
Serves: 2-3


Black channa- 1\4 cup
yam - 200 gms
salt-to taste

To grind;

Coconut pieces- 1\2 cup
red chilly- 3-4
jeera- 1 tsp
garlic cloves- 4 to 5
turmeic powder- 1\2 tsp

To temper;

coconut oil- 2 tsp
mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Red chilly-1
curry leaves


1. Soak black channa overnight . Clean and pressure cook it  for 4-5 whistle with little salt.Drain excess water and keep aside.

2.Peel,clean and cube the yam in about 2 cm size.Cook it in an open vessel with water.when done drain the water.

3.Mean while grind all the ingredients given under "to grind " to a coarse paste.

4.Return the cooked yam & kala channa back to flame with the ground masala.Add very little water and cook till everything binds up well.Check for salt.

5.Temper with the ingredients and add to it.

serve as side dish for rice.

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