Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Koottu Curry with Snake Gourd,Beans etc.

As you all know, Onam (Kerala festival) is approaching and almost all houses are getting ready to celebrate in their own style. Wearing new dresses, decorating Pookkalam(flower carpets), preparing Sadya, watching movies etc. are the ways in which we celebrate Onam.

OnaSadya (veg.feast) is one such speciality which can't be avoided during this festival. This grand feast is traditionally served in Banana leaves with Rice as the main ingredient. The vegetable side dishes may vary from four to 20 or more . Sambar and parippu ,thoran, olan, pulissery ,rasam etc. are a few among those dishes alongwith pappadam and pickle. No feast is complete without dessert and hence the payasam is served. Ada Pradaman,Paal payasam, paalada, ... the list goes on. It takes lots of efforts in grinding coconuts, chopping vegetables separately for each dishes and not to mix n match recipes.   Here, in middle-east,certain organisations and restaurants conduct Onam celebrations and we get to savour Sadya without much a do.


Koottucurry is a spicy dish among these which is prepared using Black Chick peas(Kaala Chana), raw plaintains and yam. This recipe is slightly twisted one using snake gourd and beans and tastes awesome!! I did take a printout of this recipe long ago ,some 10-12yrs back and I really don't remember the source of the recipe. Since then , I use to make this so often and is a hit recipe among our family.

Ingredients:

-Black Chick Peas/Bengal gram 1/2 cup
-Snake gourd,Long runner beans,pumpkin,yam,vellari- Altogether 1/2 kg. (You can either omit 1 or 2 among these)
Innerflesh of drumstick-1/2 cup
Coconut 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder 1/4tsp
Green chillies 3
Salt to taste
Cumin

Tempering:

Ghee 2 tsp
Coconut oil 1/4 cup
Mustard 1 tsp
Urad dal/white gram dal 2 tsp
Curryleaves 2 sprigs
Dried Red Chilly 3
Coconut 1/4 cup

Method:

1.Cook bengal gram with salt and water to a tihck gravy.

2. Clean and cut the vegetables into small pieces. Par boil the vegetables .

3.Grind 1/2 cup grated coconut and mix it with turmeric powder and green chillies.

4.Heat oil and season mustard, urad dal, dried red chillies and curry leaves.

5. Add the ground coconut mixture. Saute for sometime till the water dries up.

6.Add the cooked vegetables, salt and bengal gram dal.

7.Saute well. Heat 1 tsp ghee and fry the 1/4 cup grated coconut in it till golden brown.

8. Add this to the koottu curry and mix well.

Linking this toFoodabulous fest hosted by Rafeeda originally hosted by Simply Tadka

17 comments:

  1. i love koottu curry... if i go for a sadya, then it's for three things: payasam, pulinji and this!!! interesting made... thanks for linking! :)

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  2. I love this.. Ur pic looks very tempting.. Yummy :)

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  3. this looks great ! I have a snakegourd and I'm trying it out :) does it taste good with white chick peas too ?

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  4. Flavourful, wonderful and healthy dish Hasna.. Do visit my blog.. http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/

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  5. onathinnu ready ayialle...interesting curry and i love this with light sweet taste

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  6. Very inviting and tempting dish...yummilicious!

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  7. kootcurry adipoli, onam vannu alle.

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  8. looks super awesome n very healthy..

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  9. Must have for Onam Hasna..Loved the clicks..Nice blog to find out.Thanks you came over.

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  10. I love koottu curries :) They are my most fav things on a veg platter! Love the combo Hasna :)

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  11. interesting kootucurry ..Happy Onam to you dear.

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  12. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com16 September 2013 at 13:35

    This looks very yummy. Fyi, I like snake gourd and I would usually stir fry it. Yours definitely is interesting as it's a mixture of veggies and curry.

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  13. Yummy kootucurry
    HAPPY ONAM WISHES TO YOU AND FAMILY !!

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  14. Just mouthwatering...looks delicious!

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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Koottu Curry with Snake Gourd,Beans etc.

As you all know, Onam (Kerala festival) is approaching and almost all houses are getting ready to celebrate in their own style. Wearing new dresses, decorating Pookkalam(flower carpets), preparing Sadya, watching movies etc. are the ways in which we celebrate Onam.

OnaSadya (veg.feast) is one such speciality which can't be avoided during this festival. This grand feast is traditionally served in Banana leaves with Rice as the main ingredient. The vegetable side dishes may vary from four to 20 or more . Sambar and parippu ,thoran, olan, pulissery ,rasam etc. are a few among those dishes alongwith pappadam and pickle. No feast is complete without dessert and hence the payasam is served. Ada Pradaman,Paal payasam, paalada, ... the list goes on. It takes lots of efforts in grinding coconuts, chopping vegetables separately for each dishes and not to mix n match recipes.   Here, in middle-east,certain organisations and restaurants conduct Onam celebrations and we get to savour Sadya without much a do.


Koottucurry is a spicy dish among these which is prepared using Black Chick peas(Kaala Chana), raw plaintains and yam. This recipe is slightly twisted one using snake gourd and beans and tastes awesome!! I did take a printout of this recipe long ago ,some 10-12yrs back and I really don't remember the source of the recipe. Since then , I use to make this so often and is a hit recipe among our family.

Ingredients:

-Black Chick Peas/Bengal gram 1/2 cup
-Snake gourd,Long runner beans,pumpkin,yam,vellari- Altogether 1/2 kg. (You can either omit 1 or 2 among these)
Innerflesh of drumstick-1/2 cup
Coconut 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder 1/4tsp
Green chillies 3
Salt to taste
Cumin

Tempering:

Ghee 2 tsp
Coconut oil 1/4 cup
Mustard 1 tsp
Urad dal/white gram dal 2 tsp
Curryleaves 2 sprigs
Dried Red Chilly 3
Coconut 1/4 cup

Method:

1.Cook bengal gram with salt and water to a tihck gravy.

2. Clean and cut the vegetables into small pieces. Par boil the vegetables .

3.Grind 1/2 cup grated coconut and mix it with turmeric powder and green chillies.

4.Heat oil and season mustard, urad dal, dried red chillies and curry leaves.

5. Add the ground coconut mixture. Saute for sometime till the water dries up.

6.Add the cooked vegetables, salt and bengal gram dal.

7.Saute well. Heat 1 tsp ghee and fry the 1/4 cup grated coconut in it till golden brown.

8. Add this to the koottu curry and mix well.

Linking this toFoodabulous fest hosted by Rafeeda originally hosted by Simply Tadka

17 comments:

  1. i love koottu curry... if i go for a sadya, then it's for three things: payasam, pulinji and this!!! interesting made... thanks for linking! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love this.. Ur pic looks very tempting.. Yummy :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. this looks great ! I have a snakegourd and I'm trying it out :) does it taste good with white chick peas too ?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Flavourful, wonderful and healthy dish Hasna.. Do visit my blog.. http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/

    ReplyDelete
  5. onathinnu ready ayialle...interesting curry and i love this with light sweet taste

    ReplyDelete
  6. Very inviting and tempting dish...yummilicious!

    ReplyDelete
  7. kootcurry adipoli, onam vannu alle.

    ReplyDelete
  8. looks super awesome n very healthy..

    ReplyDelete
  9. Must have for Onam Hasna..Loved the clicks..Nice blog to find out.Thanks you came over.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love koottu curries :) They are my most fav things on a veg platter! Love the combo Hasna :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. interesting kootucurry ..Happy Onam to you dear.

    ReplyDelete
  12. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com16 September 2013 at 13:35

    This looks very yummy. Fyi, I like snake gourd and I would usually stir fry it. Yours definitely is interesting as it's a mixture of veggies and curry.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Yummy kootucurry
    HAPPY ONAM WISHES TO YOU AND FAMILY !!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Just mouthwatering...looks delicious!

    ReplyDelete