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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. This is one of my mom's staple recipe that we love. My brother asks 2nd and 3rd servings if she makes this one. I try hard to recreate it, but she has a magic in her hand which turns it delicious, that magic is Love!
Mixed veg kootu

Mixed veg kootu recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time15 mins     |  Cook time: 20 mins     Serves: 4


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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  3. Mean while,grind the coconut with little water,to a smooth paste.
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  5. Then add green chillies,onions,jeera and rice flour to it and grind coarsely. 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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Remove from fire and lastly temper with the ingredients  under "for tempering " table, and mix well. Serve as an accompaniment for rice.

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    • 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...

    19. I have something for you in my blog, I think you did not see it. Check out the end of the post.

    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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