Jan 15, 2016

Pongal Kootu Recipe - 7 Kari Kootu Recipe - Ezhukari Kuzhambu Recipe

Pongal kootu is not the traditional one which we make at home. In my place on pongal we make normal raw rice pongal, sweet sarkarai pongal, sambar, papadum and coconut thogayal. But i have been seeing this curry in many blog, so i decided to give it a try. And i made it today for pongal and enjoyed it with raw rice pongal..

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I used a mix of veggies which i had on hand, you can use whatever veggies you like. You can add mochai as well in this. I used the veggies which i love and it includes many hard veggies like potatoes, pumpkin, sweet potatoes and yam, and some soft veggies like white pumpkin and snake gourd. I loved this combo..

Hope you will give this a try and i wish you all a very happy pongal..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves: 4 to 6


Sweet Potato / Cheeni Kizhangu- 1 peeled and cubed
Yam Ordinary / Karunai Kizhangu - 1 peeled and cubed
Raw Banana / Vazhakkai - 1 peeled and cubed
Snake Gourd / Pudalangai  - 1 cup chopped
White Pumpkin / Ash Gourd- 1 cup peeled and cubed
Pumpkin / Poosanikai - 2 cups peeled and cubed
Potato - 1 peeled and cubed
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Water- 1 cup
Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - 1/2 cup

For Masala:
Fresh Coconut - 1 cup grated
Dry Red Chillies - 4  to 6
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Rice Flour / Arisi Mavu - 1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
Water as needed

For Seasoning:
Coconut Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Curry leaves a handful


Take moong dal in a pan, cover with water and cook till done.

Take grinding ingredients in a blender, add water little by little and make it into a smooth paste.

Prepare veggies and wash them well. Now take them in a pot and add in salt, turmeric powder and water. Mix well. Bring it to a boil and cover and simmer the flame and cook for 15 to 20 mins till veggies are done.

Once the veggies are done, add dal and coconut masala nd mix well. Simmer for a further 5 mins.

Now make seasoning by heating oil and crackling the spices, pour this in to the curry and mix well.

Serve with rice.

I used these 7 veggies..you can use any country veggies 
of you choice
Prepare them 
I gave them a good wash
I cooked some yellow moong dal till it is done..
Now make the masala paste..Take coconut in a grinder
add in turmeric, cumin and rice flour
add in dry red chillies
make them to a smooth paste
Now lets cook..Take the veggies in a big pot
add in some water
add in turmeric powder
add in salt
mix well
bring it to a boil..
cover with a lid and cook till veggies are done..it will 
take around 15 to 20 mins
now it is done
add in dal
add in the coconut masala
mix well..now simmer this for 5 more mins
heat oil in a pan, i used coconut oil
add in mustard seeds, cumin and urad dal
let them sizzle..you can add some curry leaves as well
now pour this in the curry
Mix well

1 comment:

  1. have you ever tried this with dried coconut instead of fresh?


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