Vegetables Kootu/Gravy


  • One of the following vegetables – 500 grams (1 lb)
    • Cabbage
    • Cluster Beans (Avarakkai)
    • Green Beans
    • Black Eyed Beans (Karamani)
  • Green Chilies or Red Chilies- 2
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves
  • Coconut – 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin (Jeera) – 1 tsp
  • Moong Dhal (Pasi Paruppu) or Toor Dhal – 1 cup


  1. Cook the vegetable with salt and a pinch of turmeric and keep aside
  2. Cook the dhal and keep aside
  3. Grind the coconut, cumin, chilies and keep side
  4. In a pan add 2 tsp of oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves, and fry them
  5. Add the onions and fry till they start to brown
  6. Add the cooked vegetables and fry for two minutes
  7. Add the coconut paste from step 3 and the cooked dhal from step 2, stir for 2 minutes and turn off the stove


  • If cooking cabbage then add 2 tsp finely chopped ginger stir just before turning off the stove
Category: Side (V), Vegetarian  Tags: ,
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