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Quick Mixed Vegetable Kootu

This mixed vegetable Kootu is prepared in a quick method and also a way to use the leftover vegetables.

Quick Kootu

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Recipe by S Kamala Course: KootuCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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A quick kootu recipe made with mixed vegetables and served with rice or roti


  • Mixed vegetables cut into small size pieces – 2 cups

  • Soaked Cow Gram (Karamani) – 2 tablespoons (optional)

  • Green Gram Dal – 1/2 cup

  • Turmeric Powder – a pinch

  • Sambar Powder – 2 teaspoons

  • Oil – 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin (jeeragam) – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida Powder – two pinches

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Soak Green Gram dal for about half-an-hour.
  • Add the cut vegetables, soaked green gram dal and Karamani (if using) in a pressure cooker. Add salt and enough water to cover the vegetables. Pressure cook for two to three whistles.
  • After few minutes, remove the lid from the cooker and slightly mash the vegetables.
  • In a Tadka pan put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up add urad dhal, cumin, asafoetida powder and fry for a second.
  • In this seasoning itself, add sambar powder and turmeric powder and just fry for a second.
  • Add this seasoning to the cooked vegetable and mix it well.


  • Adding sambar powder in the seasoning will give nice flavour to the kootu. (But ensure not to burn the powder). You can use any type of available vegetables. I used broad beans, Cluster Beans, Chow Chow, carrot, potato and one small tomato in this Kootu.
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