Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Arrowroot is found growing wildly in India mostly in the state of Orissa  and Kerala. Koova Podi or Arrowroot is one of the important natural source of nutritional starch. Arrowroot has many medicinal properties and very good for the stomach, facilitates weight loss, treatments for skin problems,and also is an ideal food for infants too. There is no known dangers or toxicity to arrowroot. 
Using this powder, we make yummy desserts ie Halwa.  But this time, my hubby Mr 'R' came up with spicy dish using arrowroot pd which was so delicious. The Munch bite of coconut and crunchy curry leaves makes this dish extra perfect :) Its very simple to make and nobody can go wrong with this.

1/2 Cup Arrowroot powder

2 Onion chopped

1 Carrot grated

2 tsp Grated Ginger

1 Green chilly.

Few curry leaves

2 tbsp Coconut grated

1/2 tsp Turmeric pd

1 tsp Chilly powder.

1 1/4 Cup Water

2 tsp Oil

1 tsp Ghee.

Salt to taste.


1 tbsp Oil

2 tsp Mustard seeds

Pinch of Hing

1 tbsp Chopped Curry leaves


In a bowl, dilute arrowroot pd with coconut and keep it side.Mix it thoroughly to form a solution without lumps. Heat oil in a kadai, Fry ginger. green chilly and onions till golden brown. Then add grated carrots and saute till its cooked. Add in turmeric, chilly pd and fry till the raw smell disappears. Season with salt. Now slowly add in the arrowroot mixture and stir continuously. The mixture will start leaving the sides of the pan and will slowly attain the thickness and becomes a whole mass. At this stage, add ghee and immediately remove from the flame. Transfer them to a greased plate. Allow them to cool. 
For the tadka, heat remaining oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Once it gets crackle, add chopped curry leaves and pour on the dhoklas. Cut into desired shapes and serve.