Siru Payiru Kootu Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Siru Payiru Kootu is a traditional South Indian dish made with small lentils and vegetables. It is a nutritious and flavorful dish that is often served with rice or roti. The lentils are cooked until soft and then mixed with a coconut-based gravy, which gives it a creamy texture. The addition of vegetables like pumpkin, drumstick, or beans adds a delicious crunch to the dish. Siru Payiru Kootu is a wholesome and comforting meal that is perfect for lunch or dinner.

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Siru Payiru Kootu

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Ingredients for Siru Payiru Kootu Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Siru Payiru
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 0.06 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • as needed A Few Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 Onion, Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Mixed Vegetables
  • 0.13 cup Grated Coconut
  • 1/2 Green Chilies
  • 0.13 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • as required Water As Needed
  • 1/4 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1/2 Dried Red Chilies
  • 1/4 teaspoon Urad Dal
  • as per your need Fresh Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Siru Payiru Kootu Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Wash and soak the siru payiru (small lentils) for 30 minutes.
  • STEP 2.Pressure cook the soaked lentils with water, turmeric powder, and salt until soft.
  • STEP 3.In a separate pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves. Let them splutter.
  • STEP 4.Add chopped onions and saut茅 until golden brown.
  • STEP 5.Add chopped vegetables of your choice and cook until they are tender.
  • STEP 6.In a blender, grind coconut, green chilies, and cumin seeds to a smooth paste.
  • STEP 7.Add the ground paste to the cooked lentils and vegetables. Mix well.
  • STEP 8.Add water if needed to adjust the consistency of the kootu.
  • STEP 9.Bring the kootu to a boil and simmer for a few minutes.
  • STEP 10.In a small pan, heat ghee and fry red chilies and urad dal until golden brown.
  • STEP 11.Add the tempering to the kootu and mix well.
  • STEP 12.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.

Cooking Tips

  • You can add a pinch of asafoetida (hing) while tempering for extra flavor.
  • You can use a mix of vegetables like pumpkin, drumstick, beans, or carrots for variation.
  • Adjust the spiciness by adding more or fewer green chilies.
  • Make sure to cook the lentils until they are soft and mushy for the right consistency of kootu.

Storage and Serving

  • Siru Payiru Kootu can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the kootu before serving and adjust the consistency with water if needed.
  • Serve the kootu hot with steamed rice or roti for a complete meal.
calories per serving
5 g Fat4 g Protein4 g Carbs8 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • 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