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Koova Nenthrapazham Kurukkiyathu ~ Arrowroot Plaintain Relish

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 heaped tablespoons arrowroot powder kookapodi
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • A pinch salt
  • 2 large or 3 medium nenthrapazham ripe plantain, cut into cubes


  • Mix all the ingredients except the plantains into a smooth mixture and keep on medium-low flame to start cooking. Stir occasionally to avoid sticking at the bottom of the pan.
  • When the mixture starts to heat, add the plantains and mix well.
  • Leave it to thicken cooking for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid lumping. Switch off the flame, allow to cool slightly.
  • Serve warm, as a filling breakfast!


The more you keep on low flame, the thicker it gets. So if you want a less thick consistency, you can switch off the flame within 2 minutes of the mixture thickening.
If you want the plaintains to be stiff, then add them after the kooka thickens and switch off after a couple of minutes.