Monday, January 9, 2017


Thiruvadhirai kootu is a special kootu that is prepared for Thiruvadhirai along with Kali.
This goes well with white rice and ghee as well.

Chopped vegetables (around 2 cup)
Sweet potato: 1 small
Raw banana: 1/2 banana
Avaraikkai: 8
Kothavaranga: 8
Parangikai: 6 small pieces
Poosanikai: 6 small cubes
Toor dhal: 1/2 cup
Tamarind: small lemon size
Salt: to taste
Rice flour: 1 tsp (optional)
Asafoetida: a pinch

To fry and grind:
Coriander seeds: 3 tablespoon
Red chilli: 4
Bengal gram: 1.5 tablespoon
Grated coconut: 1/4 cup

For tempering
Oil: 2 tsp
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds: 1/4 tsp
Red chilli: 1
Curry leaves: a sprig


1. Fry coriander seeds, red chillies , bengal gram in little oil. Add grated cococnut last
2. Cool and grind this to a powder
3. Boil all the vegetables in 1.5 cups of water along with turmeric powder and salt
4. Once it is partially boiled add the tamarind extract and asafoetida and boil for 7 - 10 minutes until the raw smell goes off.
5. Now add the ground  powder and mix well and bring to a boil
6. Temper with the ingredients under 'For tempering'

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