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Santula (mixed vegetables Oriya style) Recipe

Santula (mixed vegetables Oriya style) is a popular Indian Curries
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Tuesday, 18 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
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Santula is a mixed vegetable curry from Odisha. This delicious curry is highly nutritional because Santula is low on oil and comprises a varied mix of fresh, seasonal vegetables. 

The goodness of fresh vegetables like pumpkin, beans, carrot, drumstick, snake gourd makes Santula a satisfying side dish. Panch Phoron - a mix of five condiments including fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds, cumin seeds, black mustard seeds and fennel seeds - is traditionally used for this Oriya style curry. 

Santula is best served with rice, phulkas or any type of Indian bread.


  • 2 Potatoes
  • 1 brinjal, medium sized
  • 250 gms - red Pumpkin
  • 100 gms - beans
  • 100 gms - Carrots
  • 2 Drumsticks
  • 100 gms - Snake gourd
  • 1 tbsp - panch phoron (five condiments viz. Cuminutes, aniseeds, Nigella seeds and mustard, mixed together in equal proportion)
  • 2 tbsp - Mustard oil
  • 2-3 Green chillies (slit)
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • salt to taste
  • How to Make Santula (mixed vegetables Oriya style):

    1. Chop vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
    2. Heat oil in a large vessel.
    3. Add panch phoron.
    4. When the condiments splutter, add all the chopped vegetables, salt and slit green chillies.
    5. Cover and cook the vegetables on low heat. Stir occasionally.
    6. Do not add water. The whole process will take 10-12 minutes.
    7. Now add the sugar and mix well.
    8. The consistency should be thick enough for the vegetables to mix well, without being mashed.
    9. Remove and serve hot with steamed rice.
    10. Tip:
    11. You can substitute mustard oil with any other cooking oil.


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