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Thursday, September 25, 2008

                  This kootu is not avial and tastes different from that.This is a nice accompaniment for rice.!


Mixed vegetables-cut into 1 inch pieces-carrot,beans,potato,green peas,cauliflower each 1/2 cup
Coconut 1/2 cup,grated
Green chilies 4
Jeera 1 tsp
Small onion 2-3 nos
Rice flour 1/2 tsp
Salt As needed
Sugar A pinch
For tempering:
Mustard 1 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Coconut oil 2 tsp


  1. Boil the vegetables with salt and a pinch of sugar,just till cooked...don't over cook i.e; not too soft and without changing the colour of the veggies.
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  2. Mean while,grind the coconut with little water,to a smooth paste.
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  3. Then add green chillies,onions,jeera and rice flour to it and grind coarsely.
  4. Add this ground paste to the cooked veggies,mix well and simmer for 3-5 minutes till kootu consistency is reached.
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  5. Remove from fire and lastly temper with the ingredients  under "for tempering " table, and mix well.
  6. Serve as an accompaniment for rice.....
  • Don't boil the veggies with too much of water. Also donot over cook the veggies.
  • Using small onion is preferred.
  • Veggies can be of your choice...

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  1. is that a corningware dish you are using directly on the stove? i know you can do it but never had the courage to try it yet :D btw, that dish is great way to finish off leftover veggies from a week!

  2. Hi Raajeshwari, this looks mild and tasty. is the rice flour used for thickening?

  3. Wow ! one of my favorite kootu.. sme method but i dont add onion.. nice pic..

  4. Nags,
    It is corning ware:) and yes to clear my left over veggies in my fridge,I do this kootu ...u got it correct!!
    Yes,rice flour is for thickening purpose:)
    Adding onion brings a twist to the kootu!!Thanx for dropping by!

  5. Rajeshwari, this sure looks yummy would try this and let u know!

  6. Kootu looks delicious ......Nice pics..

  7. I love dishes like this, one can throw in what ever you have in the fridge

  8. I like the sound of this kootu...looks delicious :)

  9. That cookware is so pretty and the stuff in it is even more appetizing. Little red onions are a great touch.

  10. beautiful pictures esp like the step by step ones. :)

  11. kootu looks so perfect rajeshwari

  12. oooh. that looks delicious!

  13. The kootu looks really yum! Love the step-by-step photos

  14. I always make saagu when I see left over veggies. This is seems to be a good alternative..nice one :)

  15. all thos ebright coloured veggies makes it so tempting to try.

  16. That first picture is too good Raks.. kootu is very tempting :)

  17. Hi Rak,

    Your version sounds good. Adding onion gives nice flavour to the koottu. I never added onion in kottu. Will def.try your version soon. Thanks

  18. Nice picture Raks Kitchen! Kootu looks yummy...

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  20. nice version of kootu .. will try it sometime ..

  21. Divya,
    I did saw and i hav thanked you,see;)

  22. HI RK, Nice recipe....

  23. great kootu. Love the use of small onions, and this is one dish I am trying out soon:-)

  24. hey nice to see that we made the same dish....haha what a coincidence

  25. i have something for u in my blog..

  26. ooh, what a delicious kootu! Added you to my blogroll so that I won't miss your posts!

  27. I cannot really differentiate Kootu from Avial. Your recipe is simple to make. Looks very nice!

  28. Even i am a bit jittery about using such dishes on stove. Nice kootu.

  29. Wow!..Gotta try this..looking out for mild curries for chappathis oflate.. :)
    Lovely picture!!

  30. If you haven't written this is not avial, I would have left my comment'this looks like avial'.. ;)
    Raj,I love this corning ware and not dare to use as Nags said..!

  31. First time to ur blog....must say really delicious blog...
    Mixed Veg Kootu looks really mouth watering...

  32. I really like the fact that you photograph each step f the process... so necessary for cooking novices like me!


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