Kerala Sadya special Kootucurry

Kerala Sadya special Kootucurry
Kootucurry is a prominent side dish in the Kerala sadya. Kootucurry is one of the important traditional side dish of mostbof the festivals of Kerala like vishu ,onam and also in marriages. Kootucurry is basically a combination of Yam, raw banana and black chickpeas as main ingredient and simmered in thick coconut based gravy. It is slightly sweet and mildly spicy and it is completely delicious and so satisfying side dish in Kerala onam sadya.


  1. Black chana whole 1 cup
  2. chopped raw banana 1 big
  3. Chopped yam 1 cup
  4. 1 tsp turmeric powder
  5. 1 tsp red chilli powder
  6. 2 tbsp pepper powder
  7. 1 cup +1/2 cup grated coconut
  8. 5-6 shallots
  9. 2 tbsp jeera
  10. 1 small piece jaggery
  11. 3-4 dry red chillies
  12. 1 tsp mustard seeds
  13. curry leaves few
  14. salt to taste


Kerala Sadya special Kootucurry
  1. Soak black chana overnight.
  2. In a pressure cooker add 1 cup soaked black chana, diced yam and raw banana, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp chilli powder,1 tsp pepper powder, salt to taste and 1 cup water. Mix well. Cover and cook for 2 whistles on low flame
  3. In a mixer grinder jar add 1 cup grated coconut, 1 tsp cumin seed, 5-6 shallots and coarsely grind it without water.
  4. In a mud pot add cooked vegetables nd chana, coarsely ground coconut mixture and a piece of jaggery. Give it a good mix. Smash the jagger Pieces and vegetables well. Add 1/5 cup water if the gravy is too thick
  5. Cook this gravy for about five minutes and set aside
  6. For tempering, heat 2-3 tbsp coconut oil. Splutter 1 tsp mustard seeds. When it starts to splutter add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 3-4 dry red chillies and 1/2 cup grated coconut. Add 2 whole curry leaves and 1 tbsp pepper powder. Roast this mixture until it turns dark brow colour.
  7. Add this tempered coconut mixture into the cooked vegetables and chana gravy. Give it a good mix .
  8. Kerala Sadya special Kootucurry is ready to serve. Serve it with hot boiled rice.
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