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Mixed vegetable kootu recipe

by Jeyashri suresh
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Mixed veg kootu

Mixed vegetable kootu recipe | Simple and healthy kootu recipe without coconut. Kootu recipe with lots of veggies and dal and without the addition of coconut paste. Mixed veg kootu recipe with full video and step-by-step pictures.

Kootu is one of the popular recipes in South Indian cuisine. We make different varieties of kootu with different veggies. Usually, for kootu we don’t add tamarind. Also, most of the houses moong dal is used for making kootu. We use toor dal also for making poricha kootu. This mixed veg poricha kootu, that is how we call at home, is one the healthy and simple recipe, which my athai makes for us.

During our childhood days, for all the summer vacation my athai’s family used to visit us. It is a big family get-together time for us. All the siblings of my dad will be with us for 2 weeks. This classic poricha kootu is made in a big vessel and I still vividly remember that vessel too. Hot rice, Mixed veg kootu, poricha appalam (fried papad) used to a heavenly combo. We also pair this with some homemade cut mango pickle or avakkai pickle to enhance the taste.

I was asking my cousin to share my athai’s recipe for making this poricha kootu and she told me it is such a simple recipe and even coconut is not added in this recipe. I always wanted to make this and home and document the traditional heirloom recipe in Jeyashris kitchen. Try out this simple, no onion garlic, healthy kootu recipe. You can mix this with rice or pair it with Vatha kuzhambu rice too.

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Mixed vegetable kootu recipe

Mixed veg kootu

Mixed vegetable kootu recipe

Jeyashri suresh
Healthy mixed vegetable kootu without the addition of coconut
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Lunch | Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups mixed veggies*
  • ½ cup toor dal
  • 2 tsp sambar powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 pinches Asafoetida
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 3 Red chili
  • Few curry leaves
  • *I used beans carrot, peas, drumstick, potato and chow chow(chayote)

Instructions
 

  • In a pressure cooker add the toor dal and ¼ tsp turmeric powder and cook till 4 whistles.
  • In a pan add the veggies, sambar powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder and asafoetida.
  • Add 1 cup of water and boil this till the veggies become soft.
  • Once it is soft, add the cooked toor dal.
  • Mix well and boil this for 2-3 minutes.
  • Adjust water to bring it to the right consistency.
  • In a pan add coconut oil and mustard seed, urad dal, red chili and curry leaves.
  • Once the mustard seeds splutter add this to the porricha kootu.
  • Serve hot with rice.
  • We usually enjoy this with fried papad.

Video

Notes

1. You can grind coconut and cumin seeds and add it towards the end and boil it for 3 minutes.
2. You can add brinjal and avarrakai (broad beans) too
Keyword healthy recipes, South Indian lunch recipes
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  • Wash and add 1.5 cups of water to the toor dal.
  • In a pressure cooker add the toor dal and ¼ tsp turmeric powder, a pinch of asafoetida.
  • Cook till 4 whistles.
  • In a pan add the veggies, sambar powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder and asafoetida.
  • Add 1 cup of water.
  • Cover this and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Once the veggies are soft, add the cooked toor dal.
mixed veg kootu
  • Mix well and boil this for 2-3 minutes.
  • Adjust water to bring it to the right consistency.
Poricha kootu
  • Once the mustard seeds splutter and the dal turns golden brown add this to the poricha kootu.
Veg poricha kootu
  • Mix well.
Mixed veg kootu
Mixed veg kootu

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