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Vegetable poricha kuzhambu
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Mixed Vegetable Poricha Kuzhambu

A quick and easy mixed vegetable Poricha Kuzhambu for weeknight dinner with any leftover vegetables in the refrigerator. Also called the mixed vegetable poricha kootu, this works great with rice, idli or dosai!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 302kcal


  • Stove
  • Knife
  • Cooking Pot


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

To fry and grind –

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

To season –

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


  • 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.


Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 836mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5695IU | Vitamin C: 102mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 4mg