Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Koottucurry(Varutherusserri) North Kerala Style


Kadala Parippu(Split Bengal Gram)-less than 1/4 cup

Raw Banana(Pacha kaya)-1Remove the outer layer/ tholi mattiyathu (medium size pieces)

Chena(yam)-1cup(cut into medium size pieces)

Chilly Powder-1/2tsp

Turmeric Powder-1/4tsp


Curry leaves-2 springs

Water-1 1/2cup

Jaggery(sharkkara)-1 small

Grated Coconut -2

Cumin seeds-1/4tsp

Mustard seeds-1/4tsp

Dry red chilly-3

Pepper powder-1tsp

Coconut Oil-5tbsp (u can decrease the oil if u want )


Soak kadala parippu for 1 hour .

Pressure cook this parippu by adding 1 cup of water ,salt,chilly powder and turmeric powder.

2 whistle is enough.After the pressure settle down open the cooker and add kaya and chena pieces .

Mix well and pressure cook .

After one whistle remove the cooker from the stove and allow to cool .

Then open the cooker and keep aside .

Now grind 3/4 of grated coconut with cumin seeds to a fine paste .

Add this paste to the cooked pieces and allow to boil in low flame .U can add 1/2 cup of water if the curry is too dry .

Then add crushed jaggery and boil well ..

Then remove from the stove and keep aside .

Now heat coconut oil in a kadai .

When hot splutter mustard seeds,dry red chilly and curry leaves.

Now add 1 1/4 grated coconut and fry in medium flame till the colour changes to  dark brown colour.

finally add pepper powder to this coconut fry and fry for few more seconds.

Add this coconut mix to the curry we already prepared .

Now mix well.Check the salt .

So traditional Koottucurry or as we say in thrissur varutherusseri is ready to serve ..

Serve with Rice ..


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