Thursday, January 10, 2013

EZHUKARI KOOTU RECIPE| PONGAL FESTIVAL RECIPES | MIXED VEGETABLES KOOTU

THIRUVADIRAI KOOTU

Pongal Kootu 1
    As pongal festival is nearing i wanted to post a traditional recipe which we make both for Pongal festival and Thiruvadirai. This ezhukari kootu | pongal kootu we make with 7 veggies especially the country vegetables like yam, raw banana,choyate,avarakkai, Mochhai,pumpkin and even arbi too.A little bit of all these veggies make a huge quantity of kootu and so just add a small piece of all veggies. We carry forward a small portion for the next day for “Kannupidi” too, where we offer food for crows and pray to god .


Now coming to the recipe this measurement serves 6-7 people.
INGREDIENTS:
MIXED VEGETABLES* 2 CUPS
TOOR DAL (UN COOKED) 1/4 CUP
CHANNA DAL 1 TBLSP
CORIANDER SEEDS 1 TBLSP
RED CHILLI 5-6
URAD DAL 1/2 TSP
COCONUT(SCRAPPED) 1/4 CUP
COCONUT OIL 1 TSP
COOKING OIL 1 TSP
TAMARIND EXTRACT 1/4 CUP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
ASAFOETIDA A PINCH
SALT AS NEEDED
TURMERIC POWDER 1/4 TSP
CURRY LEAVES FEW
* I used Broad beans (avarakkai), choayate(chow chow), yam,poosanikkai(white pumpkin)parangikkai(yellow pumpkin) raw banana (vazhakkai) and mochaiPongal kootu 3
METHOD:
  • Cook the toor dal and mochhai in pressure cooker .
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  • Cut the rest of veggies into cubes.
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  • In a kadai add 1/2 tsp of oil and add the coriander seeds,urad dal, channa dal and redchillies and roast till golden brown. Add coconut ( keep 2 tblsp aside )and grind it smoothly into a fine paste when it is cool. Keep it aside.
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  • In the same pan, add the chopped avarakkai(broad beans), and choyate (chow chow) and add salt and turmeric powder. Add 1 and 1/2cups of water and the tamarind water and cook the veggies.
  • When it is half done add the rest of the veggies and cook. The entire cooking process has taken 8-9 minutes in a medium low flame. Add the cooked mochai to this now.
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  • Never overcook the veggies.
  • Now add the ground paste to this and the cooked toor dal.
  • Mix nicely without any lumps. Add water to get the right kootu consistency.
  • Dry roast 2 tblsp of coconut in a pan till golden brown and add it to the kootu.
  • Add coconut oil and temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Don’t search mustard seeds in mine since i don’t have i didn’t addDisappointed smile.
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  • Kootu is now ready to serve.
Ezhukari Kootu 2           NOTES:
  1. I made it in a consistency of thick sambar as i wanted to mix with rice.
  2. If you want to make it as an accompaniment for any variety rice keep it little thick.

29 comments:

  1. Very interesting recipe, must be flavourful! :) Loved the clicks very much.

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  2. Looking so delicious dear...

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  3. Looks beautiful. Lovely clicks.

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  4. Looks very yum ....gud recipe

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  5. Flavourful and irresistible kootu,love it.

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  6. this is so authentic and taste wonderful.welcoming pongal.

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  7. Love that small aduku jeyashri, I too make this pulikootu!!! So authentic and superb Clicks!!!

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  8. i just love to have it with steamed rice.. nice preparation..

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  9. Wow, it looks delicious.. Very nice clicks, feel like having it now.

    Spill the Spices

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  10. just saw raji's dish with similar vegetables. i was saying how can a mix of all these beautiful vegetables taste anything but great :)

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  11. Like all the pictures Jeyashri. I have heard about this curry but we usually prepare curries using mochai and others beans.

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  12. Seeing two similar kootu posts in less than 5 minutes! Looks tasty.

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  13. I love this kootu and my aunt makes this so well... used to wait for thiruvadhirais for this.

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  14. Delicious n healthy curry! !! Drooling clicks!!

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  15. Looks very delicious, we also do aversion of this, nice clicks Jeyashri..

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  16. very flavorful and lovely preparation...Very nice Pics Jeyashri, including step wise pics...loved it!

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  17. Lovely presentation Jeyashree..... A nice combo of curry.

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  18. If I can get the ingredients together will make it for Pongal. Bookmarking if not now, for later use.

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  19. I try it fablous.my hubby and my kid loved it

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  20. Love that small cute adukku...New recipe to me...we don't make any kootu or curry to go with pongal...sounds interesting and looks very good. Beautiful clicks

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  21. Very delicious n nutritious kootu, happy pongal to u n family!!!

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  22. wow I have never heard of this kootu looks very healthy and delicious must try.

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  23. wishing u n ur family happy pongal

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  24. Wishing you happy pongal Jey.. Yummy kootu
    http://great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  25. Love that kinnam very much...nice kootu recipe perfect with velai pongal

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  26. Jayahariharan


    all your recipes are simply superb and thankful to you because i got good name by your dishes from my hubby in 3 months after my marriage life. I learnt cooking from you mam.Many thanks many thanks

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