Murungaikkai (Drumstick) : 5
Fresh Coconut (grated) : half cup
Green Chillies : 3
Salt : To taste
Turmeric powder : 1 tsp
Thick buttermilk : 1 cup
Oil : 1 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1 tsp
Curry leaves : a few
Select drumsticks that are not too tender or too hard; They should be plump with a lot of pulp.
Cut each drumstick into 4 or 5 pieces. Boil water, add the pieces, turmeric powder and salt. Cook until the pieces are cooked..Drain and retain the water. Let the pieces cool.
Remove the pulp..
To this add the water in which the drumsticks were cooked.
Grind chillies and coconut into a smooth paste and add it to the drumstick pulp.
Boil the mix for 5 minutes.
Add thick butter milk and mix well. Bring the mix to a boil and switch off.
Heat oil ( coconut oil preferably) and add mustard seeds. Once they splutter pour it over the mixture.
Add curry leaves.
soak one cup urad dal for an hour, then grind it with green chillies and salt like vada batter. Fry small balls of the dough and add it to the kootu for better taste.