Cauliflower Kootu ~ South Indian Vegetarian Curry
Kootu, a traditional South Indian style thick stew, is an aromatic savory amalgamation of vegetables and dal flavored with a spice base that usually includes black pepper and coconut. There are many variations to the kootu masala based on the region it is prepared.
Cauliflower Kootu is a classic vegan curry featuring cauliflower, tur dal, coconut, tamarind and a mix of spices like coriander, black pepper and lentils that form the kootu masala. These simple ingredients make for a fresh hotpot packed with nutrition and flavor. Tamarind is the key ingredient that gives this South Indian vegetarian curry a slightly sweet-sour flavor that is balanced with the earthy kootu masala. I have added mixed vegetables like potato, carrot and green peas for boost the nutrition profile of the kootu. Kootu is usually best served with rice but you can serve the left overs with dosa or chapati. 🙂