Kootu Curry / Kadala and Kaya Kootu Curry


1/2 cup brown chickpeas / kadala
1 cup raw plantain/ pachakaya/ kaya
3/4 cup grated coconut
2 green chillies
1 -2 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp pepper corns
1/2 turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 dry red chillies
few curry leaves
salt to taste


  1. Soak brown chickpeas overnight or atleast 7 hours and pressure cook it adding enough water and salt. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  2. Peel and chop raw plantain into cubes.
  3. Grind 1/2 cup grated coconut, green chillies, garlic clove, cumin seeds and pepper together to a semi fine paste and keep it aside.
  4. In a pan, add the cubed raw plantain,  turmeric powder, chilli powder and cook it adding water till it is soft and water is almost evaporated.
  5. Add the cooked chickpeas, ground coconut mixture and salt to the cooked plantain , mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove it from flame.
  6. Heat oil in a small pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add dry red chillies and curry leaves and fry for few seconds. 
  7. Then add 1/4 cup grated coconut and roast it until golden brown in color. Add this over the curry and mix well. Serve with rice..


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