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Vegetable poricha kuzhambu
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Mixed Vegetable Poricha Kuzhambu

A quick and easy Poricha Kootu for weeknight dinner with any leftover vegetables in the refrigerator. Works great with rice, idli or dosai!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian

Ingredients

  • Potato – 2 medium chopped finely
  • Carrot – 2 chopped finely
  • Cabbage – 1 cup chopped
  • Peas – ½ cup
  • Tuvaram paruppu / Toor Dal – ½ cup
  • Sambhar powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt – to taste

To fry and grind –

  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Ullutham paruppu / urad dal – 2 tbsp
  • Red chili – 4
  • Black pepper corn – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Coconut – ½ cup grated

To season –

  • Oil preferably coconut oil – 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Ullutham paruppu / urad dal – 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Asafetida – 1/8th tsp

Instructions

  • Wash and cook the toor dal until soft and mushy. Keep it aside.
  • Chop all the vegetables and place them in a pot. Add enough water to cover the vegetables.
  • Then add the turmeric powder and sambhar powder and cook until the vegetables are soft.
  • Add salt and let it cook for about 5 more minutes.
  • In the meantime, fry all the ingredients mentioned under the table and grind it to a smooth paste when it cools down.
  • Once the vegetables are cooked, add the ground paste along with the cooked toor dal and mix well. Adjust the consistency of the kootu based on your preference.
  • Let it simmer for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Fry the seasonings in coconut oil and add it to the kootu.
  • Serve with rice, idli, dosai or chapatti.