Thursday, January 19, 2017

Vazhakkai Kootu / Raw Banana Kootu / Kaya Kootu

This is a simple kootu recipe which is combination of raw banana and channa dhal along with freshly ground spice powder
This goes well with plain rice

Ingredients
Part 1  Pressure Cooker
  • Raw Banana - 3 nos
  • Channa dhal - 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric - /2 teaspoon
  • Salt - 1 1/2 teaspoons
Part 2 Spice Powder
  • Hing - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Dried Red Chilly - 4 nos
  • Urad dhall - 1 1/2 tablespoons
  • Coriander Seeds - 2 teaspoons
  • Grated Coconut - 3 tablespoons

Part 3 Garnish and Seasoning
  • Coconut - 1 or 2 tablespoons
  • Coconut Oil - 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves - little
  • Hing - 1/2 teaspoon
Method
Step 1 - Pressure Cooking
  • Soak channa dhal for about 10 - 15 minutes
  • Meanwhile peel raw banana and cut it into small cubes
  • Take the soaked dhal, raw banana in a pressure cooker
  • Add salt and turmeric powder
  • Pressure cook for 2 or 3 whistles
Step 2 - Spice Powder
  • Heat oil in a small kadai.Fry hing and dried red chillies first
  • Now add urad dhall and fry till golden brown
  • Put coriander seeds and fry for few seconds
  • Switch off the flame and saute coconut
  • Cool and grind it to a fine powder
Step 3 - Kootu
  • To the cooked raw banana and channa dhal add the freshly made spice powder in Step 2
  • Put salt and pour little water
  • Let it boil for 2 minutes.Swtich off the stove
  • Garnish with coconut
  • In a small kadai heat little coconut oil and seson with mustard, hing and green chillies
  • Pour the seasonings over the cooked kootu

Vazhakkai Kootu is ready.Serve with hot rice