Kootan Choru / Kadhamba Saadham – A Real Kind of Feast

Kootan Choru / Kadhamba Saadham – A Real Kind of Feast

Sunda Kuzhambu:

Kootan Choru, Sunda Kuzhambu, Kadhamba Saadham, Leftover Food.

Have you ever dined with your folks – totally informal? like…in an old fashioned manner, primitive style…sat on the floor…near the hearth? If you think informal dinning is not your league, please skip further reading…this is not for you!

So, admit it…if you enjoy dinner with your kin and kith’s…I mean, completely lacking in table etiquette, not being hesitant for second or third helpings, eating from one pot, never mind – its only a left over food. Then, here you go…

…go ahead and fix this recipe, nope its not a feast, but its what it is – The left over food from the feast! This is a meal, dished out after big parties like weddings or festivals…when lots of good food is still untouched. Nothing fancy about the recipe tho’ just mixed everything together (rice, sambhar, rasam, poriyal, kootu and varuval), cooked to perfection and the head hostess…shares the huge rice balls with everyone’ who eagerly gather around her. A moonlight gatherings…at your outdoor patio…might be a good idea. It will add more fun to the atmosphere, you talk about your day, you laugh till your cheeks hurt’ you swallow and swallow without knowing how much calories has gone in.

I strongly suggest to workout the whole day’ (either by hosting the feast)or at the Gym. Please, dine with only immediate family members’ to avoid clashes…as licking fingers, and sharing meals may invite trouble in relationships sometimes(you know what I mean)! Besides, use only leftover food from that afternoon…not something that is 24 hours old or more. And one more thing’ this applies for only vegetarian meals…as you might be aware…leftover meat and eggs should be disposed immediately.


Veg Kuzhambu – 1 cup
Sambhar with vegetabes - 4 cups
Rasam 1 cup
Rice – 7-10 cups
Poriyal / subzi / Stir fried veggies
– 1 cup or more
Fried vegetables/ varuval – 1 cup or more
Kootu / Thoran – 1 cup or more
Oil few spoons.


Heat oil in a wide vessel, add sambhar and heat till it comes to boiling point. Further add all the other curries to it. Bring them to half of its original volume.

Now throw in, all the vegetables…I mean side dishes to it. Finally add rice and mix well. Heat till the moisture is gone.

Share with everyone and enjoy:)


17 Responses so far.

  1. Paaka Shaale says:

    Oh a lovely recipe!! Something like bisi bele bhat :)

  2. Priya says:

    I remember when we were kid we used play a game called kootan choru..the name itself makesme nostalgic, delicious rice..

  3. Chitra says:

    You have a lovely blog. All the recipes are authentic and so good. Super!

  4. Looks lovely …something new to me would love to try this:)

  5. Swathi says:

    Delicious curry rice. Love it. Grandma used to make it .

  6. Looks great Malar and I am sure tastes as good.

  7. saritha says:

    wow… what a beautiful blog and you have so many recipes…my god..mind blowing…

  8. Lovely idea !!! when we go to visit our folks, even now, we sit on the floor and eat with our hands :)

  9. Biny Anoop says:

    hey Malar…gud use of left overs…Mostly after functions or festival.
    Thanks for the recipe dear.

  10. Before marriage we would often have this kind of dinner in the terrace especially on full moon days. My mom used to give these urundais for us. Remembering old times. So nice to see it in your space. Thanks for sharing..

  11. nice idea to use leftover and presentaion is also ni ce

  12. S.Menaga says:

    சூப்பர்.. கூட்டாஞ்சோறை பார்க்கும் போது பழைய நினைவுகள் வந்துடுச்சு…

  13. divya says:

    Looks yummy and delicious.

  14. கூட்டாஞ்சோறு அருமை நானும் ஒரு உருண்டை எடுத்து கொள்கிறேன்.

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