Kerala Kootu Curry Recipe

Kerala Kootu Curry is a traditional South Indian dish made with a combination of vegetables, lentils, and coconut. It is a flavorful and nutritious curry that is perfect to be served with rice or roti. The vegetables are cooked until tender and then mixed with a coconut-based gravy, giving it a rich and creamy texture. The lentils add protein and make it a wholesome meal. This dish is a must-try for anyone looking to explore the authentic flavors of Kerala cuisine.

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Ingredients for Kerala Kootu Curry Recipe

  • 0.08 cup Lentils
  • 0.33 cup Mixed Vegetables
  • 0.08 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • as needed A Few Curry Leaves
  • 0.33 Dry Red Chilies
  • 0.08 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 0.17 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 0.08 cup Grated Coconut
  • 0.08 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 0.33 Green Chilies
  • 0.33 tablespoon Oil

Directions: Kerala Kootu Curry Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Pressure cook the lentils and keep them aside.
  • STEP 2.In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, and dry red chilies.
  • STEP 3.Add the chopped vegetables and sauté for a few minutes.
  • STEP 4.Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well.
  • STEP 5.Add the cooked lentils and mix everything together.
  • STEP 6.In a blender, grind coconut, cumin seeds, and green chilies to a smooth paste.
  • STEP 7.Add the coconut paste to the pan and mix well.
  • STEP 8.Simmer for a few minutes until the flavors blend together.
  • STEP 9.Serve hot with rice or roti.

Cooking Tips

  • You can use a variety of vegetables like pumpkin, yam, beans, and carrots.
  • Adjust the spice level according to your preference.
  • Make sure to cook the lentils until they are soft and mushy.
  • You can add a splash of coconut milk for extra creaminess.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover kootu curry can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the curry before serving.
  • Serve with steamed rice or roti for a complete meal.
Nutrition
value
73
calories per serving
1 g Fat1 g Protein13 g Carbs3 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    1g
  • Protein
    1g
  • Carbs
    13g
  • Fiber
    3g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    13g
  • Protein
    1g
  • Fiber
    3g

Fats

  • Fat
    1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    17mg
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
    98mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    13mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    8mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    24mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    31mg
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp