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January 9, 2014

MIXED VEGETABLE KOOTU | KOOTU RECIPE


mixed vegetable-kootu
Mixed vegetable kootu is very similar to Avial and pongal kootu.Usually my mom makes avial(her signature recipe) for sambar rice.After marriage,i started loving my mil’s mixed veg kootu which she makes for vatha kuzhambu.Both are very similar in procedure with minor differences.Sometimes we mix this kootu with plain rice topped with few drops of ghee.It tastes delicious.We usually make this for guests and occasions like pongal,thiruvathirai etc.
mixed-veg kootu

Mixed vegetable kootu recipe


 Mixed vegetable kootu recipe -yummy rice accompaniment
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Kootu recipe
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 20 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 40 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
To pressure cook
  • **Mixed vegetables - 2.5 cups (refer notes)
  • Moong dal - 2 tbsp
  • Tomato - 1no
  • Salt & water - as needed
To grind
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour - 1 tsp
  • Green chillies - 3-4 nos
  • Small onions - 3 nos
  • Jeera - 1/2 tsp
To temper
  • Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
METHOD

  • Wash and chop all the vegetables of uniform size.In a pressure cooker base,add the dal,chopped vegetables,finely chopped tomato,salt and water.Add the required water, a pinch of sugar and pressure cook in high flame for  one or two whistles.
  • In the mean time grind all the ingredients given under”to grind” to a smooth paste adding water.First grind the coconut,chillies.Lastly add the small onions,rice flour and jeera.Run it twice.
mixed veg kootu step by step picture
  • After the steam is released,mix the vegetables and add the ground paste.Add little water based on the consistency u need.
  • Allow it to boil for few minutes till the raw smell emanates.
  • Lastly temper all the ingredients given under “to temper” in coconut oil.This is the highlight of this recipe.So do not skip this step.Mix well.Serve with rice.
mixed veg kootu step by step picture 1
NOTE
  • **Use any vegetable like carrot,potato,beans,cabbage,cauliflower,peas,yam,sweet potato,raw banana,colocasia,field beans etc.For the above recipe,i used 2 small carrots,8-10 beans,1/2 raw banana,2 small potatoes, 5-7 broad beans.
  • Omit small onions if u make it for occasions.Still it tastes great.
  • For variations,u can omit tomato and add few pieces of raw mango or a tbsp of curd at the end like we make for avial.Sometimes we make this way too.
  • U can also add little milk at the end to adjust the thickness.


Enjoy with sambar or vathakuzhambu rice
mixed veg kootu

23 comments:

  1. Healthy and comforting kootu.. Delicious too!

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  2. have never tried mixed vegetables in kootu.. healthy and comfort food.. :)

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  3. i too do this same way.. except minus onion . Good explanation..

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  4. lovely sis, very delicious and comforting kootu...

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  5. Looks so tempting.. Love to have it.

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  6. Easy & healthy kootu...looks colorful and delicious..will try it for sure :)

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  7. Yummy kootu!i love kootu I add some lemon juice at the end!

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  8. Healthy and delicious kootu, yumm..

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  9. This kootu looks so tasty, rich and healthy. A great coincidence, I have a kootu recipe in my blog too, do let me know if you like that too.

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  10. Lovely vibrat kootu,love the snaps

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  11. Hi Chitra, I hv tried this kootu for ponggal & its very tasty. I forgot to snap it. My vegetables very soft. Is that is right?

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    1. Hi , thanks for trying and the feedback.Did u pressure cook the veggies in low flame?if so,it will be very soft n mushy.Cook in high flame for one or two whistles.Add less water.U will get it right.But no worries, kootu is meant to be very soft and mushy.so what u did is also ok:)

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    2. Yes. U are right. I will try again. Thanks

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  12. Hi Chitra, I make this kootu for poggal & its so delicious. My veg are very soft, is it mean to be like that?

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