Vada Kootu Curry

Vada kootu curry is quite popular in the capital city of Kerala and this is served during sadhya and marriage feasts.This curry is prepared using fried urad daal vadas soaked in potato and coconut milk gravy.This recipe is adapted from Lakshmi Nair’s Cook book “Magic oven Pachakavidhikal”.This is a must try dish for vegetarians and goes well with rice or roti.

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  1. Potato(cut into cubes) – 2
  2. Onion(cut into medium pieces) – 2
  3. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  4. Red chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  5. Coriander powder – 1tsp
  6. Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
  7. Garam Masala powder – 3/4 tsp
  8. Thick Coconut milk(first Extracted) –1/2 cup
  9. Thin Coconut milk(2nd extracted) –1 cup
  10. Urad dal vada(uzhunnu vada) – 12
  11. salt

For seasoning

  1. Oil – 2tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  3. Dry red chilly –4
  4. Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

For making vada

  1. Soak 1/2 cup urad dal in water overnight. Grind into a thick paste adding little water.
  2. Add 1 chopped green chilly, 1tsp chopped ginger and salt to it .Mix well and make small balls out of the mix. Grease your palms with oil while making balls.otherwise it will be sticky.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Drop the balls into the oil and fry vadas till golden brown in color.
  4. Drain into a tissue paper and keep aside.

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For Making Curry

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Saute potatoes and onions for 5 minutes.
  2. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder,coriander powder, pepper powder and saute well.
  3. Once it is done, add 2nd extracted coconut milk to it.Cover and cook on medium flame till potatoes are cooked well.
  4. Add thick coconut milk and garam masala powder to it. when it starts to boil, add fried vadas to it.
  5. Remove from fire.
  6. Heat 2 tbsp in a kadai. splutter mustard seeds,dry red chilly,curry leaves and add the seasonings to the curry.
  7. Transfer into a serving bowl. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  8. Serve with rice or chappathi.

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  1. Looks really good and tempting.. thanks for sharing!!

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