Arbi/Colcassia Pepper Kootu

Ingredients :

  • ½ kg Arbi ( boiled to one whilstle only in cooker . Do not over cook. You can even cook in open pan and peel)
  • 3 Tbsp urad dal
  • 1 tbsp rice (I used brown rice you could use any)
  • ¾ tbsp black whole pepper
  • 2 or 3  dry red chilly
  • 1 tbsp jaggery
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 3 tbsp fresh grated coconut
  • 1 small lemon size tamarind
  • 1 tsp oil
  • For tempering
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • Few sprigs of curry leaves

How to make:

  1. Wash the arbi well and put in a cooker for one whistle with little water. Once cooled, peel and cut into ½ inch size roundels.
  2. In a pan take a tsp of oil. Roast the urad dal, rice, black pepper, red chili and tamarind till they become light brown. Once cool add coconut and some water and grind into a smooth paste( picture attached).
  3. In a kadai add the cut arbi, 1 to 2 glasses of water(depending on the consistency it should be runny like sambhar), the paste, salt, jaggery, turmeric( always use turmeric when using black pepper for better absorption ) and curry leaves.  Let it boil well for 5/6 minutes. Temper it with ghee,mustard seeds and curry leaves.  Delicious kootu is ready
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