Ezhu curry kootu / Thiruvathirai Ezhukari Kootu / Puli kootu / Pongal Recipes Ezhu curry kootu is a Tamilnadu (some parts) specialty prepared during festivals like Pongal and thiruvathirai.The indigenous roots and beans available during winter is used to prepare this dish.
The first day of the Tamil month Thai is the main day of the festival and is called Thai Pongal. This day coincides with Makara Sankranthi which is a winter harvest festival celebrated in many parts of India too. The day marks the start of sun’s six-month long journey northwards (Uttarayana). This also represents that the sun enters the 10th house of the Indian zodiac i.e. Makar or Capricorn.
Ingredients for Ezhu curry kootu / Thiruvathirai Ezhukari Kootu / Puli kootu :