Friday, February 17, 2017

Kerala Style Kaalan / Raw Banana Yam Kootu

Yet another Kerala Delicacy - a perfect blend of Raw Banana / Kaya and Yam / Karunaikizhangu with ground coconut jeera chilly paste topped with yogurt


Ingredients
Part 1 - Pressure Cooker
  • Raw Banana - 2 nos
  • Yam / Karunaikizhangu - 200g
  • Water - to immerse
  • Turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chilly Powder - 1 teaspoon


Part 2 - Grinding
  • Grated Coconut - 3 tablespoons
  • Green Chilly - 5 nos
  • Cumin seeds - 1/teaspoon
Part 3 - Seasoning
  • Coconut oil - 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chilly - 2 nos
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Methi seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Part 4 - Others
  • Salt - 2 teaspoon
  • Pepper Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Thick Beaten Curd - 1/2 cup
Part 5 - Garnish
  • Coconut Oil - 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves - little
Method
Step 1 - Pressure Cooker
  • Peel raw banana and yam.Chop them into small pieces
  • Put inside cooker.Pour water, add chilly powder and salt
  • Pressure cook for 2 whistles
Step 2 -  Seasoning
  • Heat coconut oil and season with mustard seeds, chillies, methi seeds and curry leaves
  • Add cooked vegetables and mix it well
  • Add pepper powder and salt

Step 3 - Coconut Paste
  • Put grated coconut, green chillies and cumin seeds (jeera) in a mixer jar
  • Add little water to it and grind it to a smooth paste
  • Allow it to boil
  • Add beaten curds and mix well
  • Just boil it once and switch off the stove

Step 4 - Garnish
  • Garnish with coconut oil and curry leaves
Serve with hot rice