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:)