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veg kootu
mixed veg kootu

Though we all like variety of food eating in restaurants…end of the day if you ask anyone,nothing can beat simple home cooked food.Today’s post ” Mixed Veg Kootu ” is one such dish made from mixed veg and lentils,that is very popular in South India. Though its made throughout South India , recipe in each region is different . That’s the reason i have mentioned in my post heading as Karnataka Style Mixed Veg Kootu . This style kootu is prepared in and around Bengaluru and Mysuru region. Kootu ; delicious alternate to sambar is packed with protein, vitamins and minerals and is easy to make.Tastes perfect with hot rice accompanied with some ghee .

I had earlier shared here cabbage kootu which is entirely differnt from veg kootu bith recipe as well taste wise . To make mixed veg kootu you can add vegetables like carrot, beans ,potato, brinjal, beans, cluster beans, broad beans, pumpkin, ash gourd, yam , peanut , black eyed peas ,green peas etc.Usually no souring ingredient like tomato / tamarind is added to it . And also its a no onion garlic dish . Addition of pepper gives a unique flavor to this dish . So are you ready to jot down the recipe Karnataka Style Veg kootu recipe … here you go …

veg kootu


Smitha Kalluraya
Karnataka style " Mixed Veg Kootu " is one dish made from mixed veg and lentils,that is very popular in South India.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 4 serving


  • 3 cups Mixed veggies, beans carrot peas potato cluster beans yam ash gourd pumpkin madras cucumber etc
  • 1 .5 cup Split Pigeon peas Tuvar dal
  • 3 - 4 tbsps Peanut, ( can add more too )
  • a big pinch Turmeric
  • small amla size Jaggery
  • to taste Salt

To roast and grind

  • 1.5 tbsp Urad dal
  • 1 tbsp Chana Dal
  • 1.5 tbsp Coriander Seeds Dhania
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds methi
  • 1 tsp Black peppercorn
  • 5 - 6 Red Chilli
  • few Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh coconut, Grated

For Tempering

  • 1 tbsp Oil/ Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 Red Chilli, broken to pieces
  • few Curry Leaves


  • Clean and chop all vegetables ( carrot ,beans, cluster beans ( gorikayi ) ,potato, yam, etc) into bite size pieces .
  • Add a pinch of haldi and Pressure cook vegetables for 1-2 whistles .Don't overcook .
  • Clean and Wash Toordal and groundnut . Add a big pinch of haldi and pressure cook them together for 3-4 whistles
  • Take a small kadai or pan . Add a tsp of oil and fry all the ingredients under ‘to grind’ category except coconut. Do not fry coconut.
  • Grind the fried masala with coconut and little water to make smooth paste.
  • Transfer cooked dal , vegetables and ground masala paste to a vessel . Add water to get desired consistency.Add salt, jaggery and mix . Bring kootuto boil . Taste test
  • Now heat oil in kadai and temper with the ingredients mentioned and add it to the kootu and stir well.
  • That's it simple mixed veg kootu is ready to serve. Enjoy it with hot rice drizzled with few drops of ghee .
    veg kootu


  1. You can use all veggie mentioned or which ever is available
  2. Dont skip pepper
  3. Typically tamarind is not added to this curry . however if you want can add little

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  • Reply
    Ramya Venkateswaran
    June 15, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    this looks so interesting and i am bookmarking this to give a try on this.

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    Happys Cook
    June 16, 2016 at 6:24 am

    yummy kootu, looks delicious…

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    Rashmi Santosh
    September 24, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Tried this and it really came out well.Thank you!

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    August 18, 2017 at 4:15 am

    It came out really well. I used nixed frozen vegetables. It was so quick and easy to make on a hectic day. Thanks so much .you really saved my day.

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