Ezukari Kootu

Mixed vegetables cooked with dal and flavourful masala. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Ezukari Kootu
Main Ingredients Mixed Vegetables, Dried Red Chillies
Cuisine Tamil Nadu
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Ezukari Kootu

  • 2 cups Mixed Vegetables chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Dried Red Chillies
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
  • 6-8 Curry leaves
  • 1 Drumstick cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium Tomato chopped
  • 1/2 cup Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal), boiled
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Tamarind paste
  • 1 Green chilli
  • For masala
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Split Bengal gram (chana dal)
  • 1 teaspoon Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal)
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander seeds
  • 6-8 Dried red chillies
  • 1 tablespoon Peanuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 2 tablespoons Scraped coconut


  1. Place mixed vegetables in an ovenproof dish and cook it in microwave for 2-3 minutes.
  2. For masala, heat oil in a small non-stick pan, add chana dal, urad dal and coriander seeds and sauté till the dals begins to change colour.
  3. Add red chillies, peanuts and asafoetida and roast till golden.
  4. Add coconut and saute for 2 minutes more.
  5. Remove the pan from heat, cool and grind to a paste with a little water.
  6. Heat oil in another non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add fenugreek seeds and curry leaves and saute for ½ minute.
  7. Add drumstick and tomato and saute for 1 minute.
  8. Add 1 cup water and cook till the drumsticks are done. Add masala paste and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Add tuvar dal, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.
  10. Add tamarind paste and green chilli and mix well.
  11. Simmer for 2-3 minutes and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1010
Carbohydrates 141.2
Protein 37.1
Fat 33
Other Fiber Fiber- 30.6gm