7 VEG KOOTU | EZHU KARI KOOTU is a must try recipe for Thiruvathirai and Pongal festivals in my home. This 7 kari kootu should be prepared with the local vegetables i.e Naatu kai kari in Tamil like Pumpkin, yam, broad beans, ash gourd, cluster beans, Field beans/ Mocha kottai, sweet potato, lady’s finger, raw banana etc.
I make this Thiruvathirai kootu directly in a pressure cooker to ease my job. I use two cookers on thiruvathirai day. One is to make this kootu and the other one is to make thiruvathirai kali. When they both get ready, I make sweet adai simultaneously. So my entire thiruvathirai day cooking gets over under 30 minutes.
Friends, do check out this easy Thiruvathirai 7 kari kootu recipe in a pressure cooker and try it. I am sure even a beginner can make it quickly.
Check out Thiruvathirai kali recipe with video in THIS LINK.
Also check out my Thiruvathirai thalagam recipe.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
- Cut all the vegetables and tomato in cubes.
- Grind the coconut with green chillI and a tsp of rice flour to make a paste by adding water. Add jeera at the end and run once.
- Add the ground mixture to the cooked veggies by keeping on the flame. Pressure cook in high flame for 2 whistles. It will be perfectly cooked. Else keep in low flame for just one whistle.
For the above recipe, I used 1/2 raw banana, 2 small colocasia, 1/4 piece of yam, 10 broad beans, 1/2 cup of cubed ash gourd and 1/2 sweet potato small sized, handful of mochai kottai.
U can also use other country vegetables like cluster beans, bittergourd, ladies finger, pumpkin etc to replace the above said vegetables.
Last but not the least here is our pooja room picture..