Koottukari is one of the most famous Cusine of Kerala and a prominent dish of the Traditional Kerala Sadhya which is mostly made at the time of Onam Festivals. Koottukare is a very delicious and exotic dish made with vegetables, coconut, chillies and Jeera/Cumin seeds.Koottukari is sweet in taste and Yellow in Colour .It is a yellow curry featuring one or two vegetables such as banana and coconut.Koottukari is Basically Served with Rice and Chappathi .

Ingredients For Kerala Koottukari

Cubed Vegetables 1 cup
Moong dal 1/2 cup
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves Few
Coconut Oil 2 tsp
Urad dal/Split Balck gram 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Red chilly 2 – 3 nos
Grated Coconut 3 Tbsp
Salt to taste
Jeera/Cumin seeds 3/4 tsp

How to Make Koottukari

  • Cook the Moong Dal in a Vessel with 2-3 cups of water and Turmeric.
  • In Another Vessel cook the vegetables with Turmeric,Curry leaves and sufficient water.
  • After that grind the Coconut, Jeera and Chillies to a fine paste
  • Cooked Dal and Vegetables mix together along with the ground paste
  • Boil this Mixtures well and Add Salt to Taste
  • Heat Oil in Small Pan
  • Add Urad dal, Mustard seeds and Red chilly peices.
  • When the Mustard starts to splutter, add Curry leaves
  • Pouring this tempering to the Koottu

Koottukari is ready to Serve with Rice or Chappathi

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