Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Perimma's Kootanchoru / Rice and Dal cooked with Vegetables and Drumstick leaves -Traditional Rice Recipes / Perimma's Recipe

This is a traditional recipe from my perimma..She made this last month and brought this to my home. I tasted it and totally loved it..I asked her the recipe, she gave me without any hesitation..Hope you like it and let me know what you think..

Perimma's Kootanchoru  Recipe


Rice - 2 cup
Toor Dal / Tuvaram Paruppu - 1 cup
Murungai keerai / Drumstick Leaves  - 2 cup
Country Vegetables - 2 cups ( I used carrot, potato, cucumber, raw banana, pumpkin)
Sambar Onion / Shallots- 5
Tomato -1  chopped
Turmeric Powder /Majal podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Tamarind paste - 2 tblspn
Ghee - 1 tblspn

To Grind:
Coconut - 1 cup
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Green Chilli - 4

To temper:
Oil- 2 tblspn
Channa dal - 1 tblspn
Urad dal - 1 tblspn
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Dry Red Chilli - 2
Asafoetida / Hing / kaya Podi - 1/4 tsp


Grind the ingrediants given in the list. Set this aside.

Take onions, tomatoes and all the vegetables in a pressure cooker. Add salt and turmeric powder and cook for 2 whistles. Let the pressure go all by itself and set aside.

Wash rice and dal together and soak for 30 mins. Take it in pressure cooker add 7 cups of water and cook for 4 whistles.. Let the pressure go all by itself and set aside.

Open the rice and add the vegetables mixture to this and mix well. Add the ground coconut paste and mix well.

Add tamarind and mix well. Adjust salt and mix well. Simmer it for 10 min. Add water accordingly..The mixture should be slightly  runny, because it get thick as it stays..

Now take ghee in a pan and saute the murungai keerai leaves for 3 mins. Add this to the rice mixture and simmer again for 5 mins.

Now temper the ingrediants given in the list and pour it over the rice..Mix well.

Serve hot..

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