Drumstick kootu

Written by: 7aum Suvai

Drumstick kootu / Murungaikkai kootu is a simply yummy side dish that goes well with puli kuzhambu or kara kuzhambu.

Drumstick kootu

Ingredients:

      • 15 to 20 pieces – Drumstick / murungaikkai
      • 1 no – Onion (chopped finely)
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1 tsp – Red chilli powder
      • 2 tbsp – Coconut grated
      • Salt to taste

For grinding:

      • 1 tbsp – Roasted bengal gram / pottukadalai
      • 1/4 tsp – Fennel seeds / sombu

Seasonings:

      • 2 tsp – Oil
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Split black gram / ulunthu
      • 4 or 5 nos – Curry leaves
      • 1 pinch – Asafoetida

Drumstick kootu process

Preparation method:

  1. Cook chopped drumstick pieces in enough water until 3/4 done. Set it aside. Reserve the drumstick water for later use.
  2. Grind coconut in a mixer grinder to a smooth paste. Set it aside.
  3. Grind roasted bengal gram / pottukadalai and fennel seeds to a fine powder, set it aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, season with items given in the list for seasonings. Add chopped onion along with required salt, saute until translucent.
  5. Now add cooked drumstick pieces along with 1 cup of drumstick water, turmeric powder and red chilli powder, cook for 5 to 10 mins.
  6. Add coconut paste to it and cook for few more minutes. Finally add ground pottukadalai powder and cook for 5 mins.

Drumstick kootu

Notes:

  • You can also use drumstick water (water in which drumstick is cooked) to make soup.

Drumstick kootu

5 comments:

  1. very very inviting and delicious kootu :) makes me drool here !!

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  2. yummy kootu n love hte way u explained it!!!

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  3. Murungakkai kootu looks so delicious and comforting.. Love the clicks.. :)

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