Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Raw Banana Kootu/Vazhakkai Puli Kootu

This Vazhakkai Kootu is something different from Vazhakkai curry & Podimas. This tangy type of kootu which is made of lentils, plantain and spices. This Raw Banana kootu boil in lentils, tamarind water with jaggerry , sambar powder, add scraped coconut friend in coconut oil . It gives a great taste. You can serve it with Plain rice or accompanied by Mor Kuzhambu /rasam with papad.

Green plantains, peeled and chopped-2
Tuvar dal cooked and mashed well-1 cup
Tamarind –small gooseberry size dissolved in water
Chana dal (bengal gram)- 3 tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Sambhar Powder- 1 tsp
Rice flour- 1 tsp
Salt-as per taste

To temper:
 Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
 Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
 Channa dal – 1/2 tsp
Grated Coconut – 1 tbsp
 Hing – 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves – Few
Coconut oil – 1 tsp 

1.Pressure Cook the dhal and keep it aside.
2.Cut the raw banana into small cubes and allow it to cook with tamarind extract and 3 tbsp of channa dal, sambhar powder, turmeric Powder salt & required water.
3.When the mixture starts to boil add the smashed tuvardhal& small amount of jaggery.
4.Mix the rice flour in little water and add to the kootu to make it a thick consistency and let it boil for sometime
 5.In a separate pan add the oil and Temper the mustard seeds, urad & channa dal , hing and grated coconut. 
6.Roast the coconut well and add all the tempered items to the kootu.
 7.Finally add a tsp of coconut oil for additional flavor. Now the delicious puliita kootu is ready to serve.
  8.Mix with plain rice topped with ghee or serve as an accompaniment.


Priya Suresh said...

Slurp, super tempting,fingerlicking kootu..Just love it.

Tina said...


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