Palakkai Kootu Chettinad

Palakkai Kootu
Palakkai Kootu
We make palakkai kootu in Thai pongal lunch menu. If we get palakkai at that time we make palakkai kootu or else we make mochai kootu. Some of them make palakkai poriyal or palakkai pirattal according to their wish. My son and husband is not a fan of kootu. So I made this kootu for palakkai recipe collection.
Palakkai Kootu

Let us see how to make palakkai kootu
Preparation time - 20 minutes
Cooking time - 30 minutes
Serves - 4
Palakkai Kootu

Palakkai Kootu Ingredients:
Chopped Palakkai - 1 ½ cup
Half cooked tuvar dal - ½ cup
Small onion (shallots) - 6
Sambar powder - ½ tsp
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Salt        - to taste
Coconut        - 2 tablsp
To temper:
Oil         - 2 tsp
Urad dal         - ¼ tsp
Cumin seed - ¼ tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Palakkai Kootu Method:
Grease the palm and knife with little oil and cut the outer hard thorny skin of palakkai. Then cut in to small cubes and put it in the buttermilk (1 teaspoon) added water. Peel small onion and cut in to two.Add palakkai, onion, salt, turmeric and little water in a pressure cooker and cook it for one whistle.
Palakkai Kootu

Then add sambar powder, cooked tuvar dal and boil for some time. Check the salt. Add coconut and mix it well.
Palakkai Kootu

 Heat oil in a tadka pan and add urad dal, cumin and curry leaves.
Palakkai Kootu

When it crackle add it to the kootu and switch off the stove.
Palakkai Kootu

Serve with rice. I served with veppampoo rasam Soon i will post.

Palakkai Kootu

You can add ghee instead of oil.
Adding buttermilk in water is to prevent the blackening of palakkai.

Palakkai Kootu


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