Check Out The New recipe From vegrecipesofindia.com . Kootu curry recipe with step by step photos – kootu curry also known as koottukari or kootu kari is a thick curry based dish made with a few veggies and legumes. The veggies that are added are yam, ash gourd, carrots, snake gourd, pumpkin or plantains. The legumes added are black chickpeas (kala chana) or bengal gram (chana dal). Kootu kari is one of the important dishes of onam sadhya.