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Kerala Koottukari
By : Shiny Pradeep
Category : Regional cuisine, South indian, Other south indian recipes
Time Taken : 15-30 mins
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  1. Cover dal with water and soak 30 minutes before cooking.
  2. Cook dal for 15 minutes in the cooker.
  3. It should not be over-cooked.
  4. Cook the vegetables for half an hour if in the conventional manner or one whistle if in a pressure cooker.
  5. Let a small quantity of water remain, so that the Kari will be in the form of paste (after adding coconut paste) and drain the excess water.
  6. Fry the grated coconut along with pepper and jeera and grind it.
  7. Add the coconut paste and jaggery into the vegetables.
  8. Add salt, stir and let it boil for 5 - 10 minutes.
  9. In a pan, heat oil and add mustard.
  10. When it breaks, add this into the cooked vegetable.
  11. Mix it well and remove from the stove.
  12. Garnish with curry leaves.
channa dal - 200 gms
yam - 200 gms
cucumber - 200 gms
grated coconut - 6 tbsp
jaggery - 1 tsp
chili powder - 2 tsp
turmeric powder - half tsp
coriander powder - 1 tsp
pepper (not ground) - 1 tbsp
jeera - 1 tsp
mustard - half tsp
curry leaves - 1 sprig
salt to taste
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