Kundapur Koottu Saaru

Monday,January 28, 2008 at 11:45 am Leave a comment

Kundapur Kootu Saaru
 
For paste
1.        Grated Coconut       – 2 to 3 Tablespoon                (Though original is Kopparai – fresh coconut can also be used )
2.        Dhania                     – 2 Tablespoon
3.        Black pepper           – 1 Tablespoon ( Milagu )
4.        Cloves ( Lavang )   – 6 – 7 Pcs
5.        Pattai                       – 3 – 4 Pcs.              ( ¾ Finger length )
6.        Red Chillies ( Dry)   – 3 to 4 Pcs              ( Those who need  spicy / hot  preparation can add another 2 )
7.        Water                      – 0.5 Cup ( 100 ml )

In a frying pan dry roast all the above for 2 to 3 minutes in a low flame. Allow to cool and grind together in a mixer – Should become a FINE paste. Keep this aside

For Kootu

1.        Potato
2.        French beans
3.        Carrot                                      – 100 gms each
4.        Green Peas                             ( preferably a handful )
5.        Cauliflower

Cut all this into medium size . Potato, beans and Carrot need a small boiling preferably in a pressure cooker ( can go for one whistle)

For Saaru

1. Onion                   – 2 medium size       ( Chopped lengthwise )
2. Tomato                – 2 medium size       ( Chopped finely )
3. Coconut oil          – 3 Tablespoon        ( For frying )
4. Kari veppilai         – 15 to 20 leaves
5. Jeera                   – 1 Tablespoon
6. Water                  – 1 Cup ( 200 ml )
7. Salt                      – 2 Tablespoon

In a frying pan , add oil and when it becomes hot , add jeera , when it splutters , add kariveppilai.
Add onion , fry for 2 – 3 minutes, then add tomatoes , continue frying for another 2 – 3 minutes – till tomato becomes slightly mushy

Keep the flame  medium.

Then add the raw vegetables ( except the one which were boiled in the Pressure Cooker)

Fry for 3  – 4 minutes – till the raw smell goes.
Add boiled vegetables and fry for another 3 – 4 minutes.

Add the paste, mix everything together and add salt

Then pour 200 ml ( 1 cup ) of water, and allow it to get cooked for 12 – 15 minutes covering with a lid.

The Kundapur Kootu Saaru is now ready

Serve with hot rice / roti / poori

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