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Black Chickpeas Coconut Sprout Kootu Curry


Keralites are celebrating Onam festival which is one of the special traditional celebration for Keralites. We are mainly preparing vegetarian dishes in this festival and all schools, colleges and offices are celebrating Onam. Sambar, Kootu curry, Olan, Different types of Pickles, mixed vegetable stir fry, different types of Payasam are the main dishes for Onam festival. Some people are making non- vegetarian dishes in some places in now a day. In my house we are making only vegetarian dishes for this celebration. I made very special and variety Kootu Curry today. We can make kootu curry in different ways but I used entirely different method to make this dish. It will have a variety taste with Black Chickpeas with different vegetables. This dish is little bit sweet and I mixed Coconut Sprout to get different taste. We can make it with fewer ingredients and the main vegetables are Carrot, Yam and Cucumber. it is looking very attractive and also has the taste and flavour of grated Coconut and cumin Seeds. You can serve this as the side dish with plain hot rice for lunch. Let us enjoy Onam with this special and tasty dish.    


Preparation Time - 15 minutes
Cooking Time - 25 minutes
Decoration - Fried Coconut, Dried Red Chilli and Coconut Sprout

Ingredients

Black Chickpeas - 1 cup
Carrot Cubes - 1/4 cup
Yam Cubes - 1/4 cup
Cucumber Cubes - 1/4 cup
Coconut Sprout - 1/4 cup
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Black Pepper Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Grated Coconut - 3/4 cup
Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
Jaggery Syrup - 2 teaspoon
Coconut Oil - 1 tab spoon
Mustard Seeds - 1 teaspoon
Chopped Shallots - 1 teaspoon
Dried Red Chilli - 2
Salt - To Taste
Curry Leaves - 2 Sprigs
Water - As Required

Method
  • Sock black chick peas in overnight.
  • Next day, wash it well and put it in a pressure cooker.
  • Add salt and pour water as required and cover with lid and cook it and keep it aside.
  • In a grinder, add 1/2 cup grated coconut, cumin seeds and add some curry leaves and crush it.
  • In a pan, add carrot Cubes, yam Cubes and cucumber cubes.
  • To this add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, black pepper powder and salt and mix well.
  • To this pour water as required and add crushed coconut mixture and mix it well.
  • Cover the pan with lid and cook it well.
  • To this add cooked chick peas and jaggery Syrup and mix well.
  • In a small pan, pour coconut oil and splutter mustard seeds when it heats well.
  • Then add dried red chilli and curry leaves and stir well.
  • To this add 1/4 cup grated coconut and roast well until brown colour.
  • Add coconut sprout and mix well.
  • Add this into Kootu Curry and mix well.
  • Transfer it in a serving bowl and decorate with fried coconut, dried red chilli and coconut sprout.
  • Serve it with hot rice.
Tips
  • To get exact taste black chick peas shouldn't over cooked.
  • You can use garlic if you need.
           
Black Chickpeas Coconut Sprout Kootu Curry

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