Plain Mixed Vegetable Kootu

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups - chopped, mixed vegetables (potatoes, carrots, beans, etc.)
  • 1/2 bunch - fresh dill leaves (sabsige soppu)
  • 1/2 cup - peanuts
  • 2 tbsp - toor dal
  • 1 tsp - urad dal
  • 12 to 14 - black peppercorns
  • 2 - dry red chillies, low spiced
  • 1 to 2 tbsp - fresh/frozen grated coconut
  • 3 to 4 strands - cilantro
  • a pinch - haldi
  • a generous pinch - hing
  • 1 to 2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp - jaggery
  • 1 to 2 tsp - ghee/clarified butter
  • 4 to 5 - curry leaves
  • salt as per taste

How to Make Plain Mixed Vegetable Kootu

  • Combine the vegetables, dill leaves, toor dal and the peanuts in a vessel. Keep some peanuts aside for seasoning.
  • Add enough water and pressure cook the vegetable mixture until cooked.
  • Dry roast the urad dal, pepper corns, and red chillies and powder them in a blender.
  • Add coconut, cilantro, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, hing, haldi and grind to a smooth paste.
  • Add the masala paste to the cooked vegetables and boil well.
  • Add water to get the required consistency.
  • Add salt and jaggery and boil for a couple more minutes.
  • Heat ghee and temper mustard seeds, remaining peanuts, and curry leaves.
  • Serve hot with rice.

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