Senai Kizhangu Kootu | Elephant Yam Kootu
 
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Senai kizhangu puli Kootu is a tasty and easy South Indian rice accompaniment that is prepared using Instant pot. Kootu can be prepared with in 30 minutes.
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Recipe type: Kootu
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Senai Kizhangu - 1 cup, peeled and chopped
  • Tamarind extract - ½ cup
  • Toor dal - ¼ cup soaked for one hour in hot water
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Water - ½ cup + ¼ cup
  • Salt - as needed
  • Jaggery - pinch
  • Hing - generous pinch
  • To roast and grind:
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tsp + ½ tap
  • Channa dal - 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek - 4
  • Pepper - 2
  • Red chilli - 2
  • Coconut - 3 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
  • To temper:
  • Coconut oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - ¼ tsp
  • Urad dal - ½ tsp
  • Red chilli - 1
  • Curry leaves - few
Method
  1. Soak toor dal in hot water for one hour and keep aside
  2. Soak small gooseberry size tamarind in hot water and extract tamarind water
  3. Wash senai kizhangu well and remove the skin and shop into small squares
  4. Dry roast Channa dal, coriander seeds, red chilli, pepper, fenugreek and red chilli till it turns golden brown
  5. Add cumin seeds and sauté for 5-10 secs. Add coconut; mix well and cook for 45 seconds. Switch off let it cool down. Add little water and ground
  6. Turn on Instant pot in sauté mode. Add oil and when oil is hot add mustard seeds, Urad dal and red chilli; let it splutter
  7. Turn off IP
  8. Add senai kizhangu, tamarind extract, ground paste, toor dal , ½ of water added to mixie and jar, hing and turmeric powder; mix everything well
  9. Turn on IP in manual mode and cook for 22 minutes, high temperature. Let pressure release naturally
  10. Add salt, ¼ cup of water and jaggery mix well cook for a minute and switch off
Notes
1. Kootu can also be cooked in pressure cooker
2. If you prefer pan cooking method. Cook dal separately. In a pan cook senai kizhangu in water till it is 50% done. Had tamarind water and cook the veggies. Add cooked dal, ground paste to the tamarind water and cook for 5-6 minutes
3. Adjust the spice according to your taste
Recipe by Traditionally Modern Food at http://traditionallymodernfood.com/index.php/2018/05/11/senai-kizhangu-kootu-chennai-kilangu-kootu-elephant-yam-kootu/