Mixed Vegetable Milakootal Recipe - Mixed vegetables cooked with boiled and mashed tuvar dal and coconut masala and tempered.

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Main Ingredients : Carrots, Potato

Cuisine : TamilNadu

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Mixed Vegetable Milakootal

Hindi: gajar
If there is one vegetable that is truly a nutritional hero then it is bound to be the carrot. A goldmine of nutrients, this is the reason they can be even termed as worth the other ‘karat’ (as in gold)! Ranging in colours from orange, black, pink to red, yellow and white, this delicious vegetable is within the reach of rich and poor alike and is rightly called the universal root. The best role that this winter vegetable can play – chomp on one as it is an excellent snack!

Mixed Vegetable Milakootal Recipe - How to make Mixed Vegetable Milakootal


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Carrots 2 medium

  • Potato 1 medium

  • Yam 150 grams

  • Onions (pearl) 8-10

  • Green peas 1/4 cup

  • Curry leaves 10

  • Whole dry red chillies 4-5

  • Coconut,scraped 1/2

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1 teaspoon

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) 1 1/2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Peel, wash and cut carrots, potatoes and yam into half inch sized cubes. Peel and wash pearl onions. Wash and drain green peas. Parboil in one cup of water. Drain. Clean and pat dry curry leaves.

Step 2

Remove stems of whole red chillies. Wet grind scraped coconut, red chillies, cumin seeds and chana dal to a fine paste. Keep aside. Clean, wash and pressure-cook toovar dal with salt, turmeric and two cups of water.

Step 3

Cool and blend in a liquidizer. Keep aside. Heat oil in a vessel and add curry leaves and mustard seeds. When the mustard starts to crackle add the coconut paste and fry for three to four minutes.

Step 4

Add carrots, potatoes, yam, pearl onions and parboiled peas. Add some water if required. Cover and cook on low heat till the vegetables are tender.

Step 5

Add the dal and mix well. Simmer on low heat for another five to ten minutes. Serve hot.