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Mixed veg kootu
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Mixed vegetable kootu recipe

Healthy mixed vegetable kootu without the addition of coconut
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Lunch | Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: healthy recipes, South Indian lunch recipes
Servings: 4
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 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)


  • 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.



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