Varuthu Araitha Kootu

This one is for Sweatha from Tasty Curry Leaf who is hosting Zlamushka’s Tried and Tested event this month. I was in a tizzy after going through Suganya’s blog – Tasty Palettes. Everything looks so delicious that I found myself in a fix and who but my son fixed it!One look at her varuthu araitha kootu and he said, “Mama, make this one please!”

I did not deviate except for adding some cooked chana dal because though I reduced the amount of red chillies I still found the kootu a little spicy, so I had to balance it somehow. This kootu turned out very tasty. When I read the recipe I felt it should taste somewhat like ‘poricha kootu’ but it did not, and we all loved it.

The picture doesn’t do justice to the dish so please don’t go by this one! What could I do? The family is singing for its supper and I promised just one click!


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  1. I love kootu.. this is totally different than i make ..lemme try it next time

  2. Love the bowl, I remember in Indian weddings they serve desserts in those. Great dish to try! πŸ™‚

  3. This is such a new recipe for me. Gotta try it this way. I too love Suganya’s blog. Her pics are soo drool worthy

  4. it looks yummy

  5. looks yummy πŸ™‚ and yeah… even I thought it would taste like poricha kootu after looking at the ingredients πŸ™‚

  6. aren’t those donnais lovely! every time i come to india..i promise to buy some to bring em with me…but shopping and clothes take over and i postpone it to the next time!!

  7. You too got thonnai :). I am sorry it turned out spicy. I guess its the variety red chillies that we used. My kootu turned out to be very mellow and my spice level is below normal these days. Thanks for trying, Harini.

  8. I make poricha kootu i imagine the taste of this one too πŸ™‚

  9. Thanks all!I bought so many donnais when I saw them the other day. They remind me of the prasadam we get at temples:)

    Suganya, I think it is my chillies that are very pungent I still haven’t got a hang of the variety I picked up this time!

  10. Hearty Thanks for the entry dearie.Wholesome dish and love the pic you have clicked.

  11. I also tried this from Sug’s blog! πŸ™‚

  12. Even I felt it would be similar to poricha kootu. Now after ur verdict, I am going to give it a try.

  13. U got those paper bowls like hers!! I miss these here:-)

  14. Kootu looks delicious even in one click.

  15. This does look delicious. No wonder your son chose it.

  16. i love kootu, i can eat it with nothing else!

  17. Harini .. love that dish in the dona … I too love the prasads in donas served at temples … my last brush was at the Jagannath temple in Puri. πŸ™‚

  18. Authentically presented!

  19. Arey i didnt knew you were distributing kootu in Donas…or else i would had landed at your doorsteps to have my share…lolz
    I somehow feel that food taste amazing on leaves(banana) and in donas(great co-incidence dear,i too blogged about the nostalgic food on leaves)and this kootu reminds me of those prasads that we get in temples
    the recipe sounds lovely and did u said spicy??…i am sold dear πŸ˜‰

  20. click looks good SM,..;-)REMINDED ME of food at wedding,..

  21. Kootu is in my list of comfort foods. Love the flavors in it. I am envious of those bowls πŸ˜€

  22. The kootu is looking very sounds authentic and i love the leaf cup πŸ™‚

  23. Kootu looks perfect and the bowl is so cute !!

  24. Kootu sounds yummy and the serving bowl is banana leaf isn’t? Looks wonderful!

  25. Suganya’s blog has some wonderful food and photos. And I won’t go by the picture.:) I know this tastes excellent.

  26. Looks delicious! Lovable!

  27. Nice kootu….

  28. Hi Sunshinemum,
    lovely entry πŸ™‚
    thanks for participating T&T in March. I hope I ll see you around this month as well.

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