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PORITHA KOOTU Vegetarian-Dish

This is a side dish which can be cooked with any vegetables. It can be eaten as side dish with rice and chappathi.


like chowchow, brinjal, pumpkin, carrot, beans, cabbage
Green gram dal
: 4 tbsp
: To taste
Mustard seeds
: 1/2 tsp
: A pinch
Turmeric powder
: 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut
: 2 tbsp
: 1 tsp
For Masala
Coriander seeds
: 1 tsp
: 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds
: 1 tsp
Blackgram dal
: 1/2 tsp
Red chillies
: 2
Bengalgram dal
: 1 1/2 tsp

Poritha Kootu


  • In a microwave safe bowl, add the oil and masala ingredients and micro high for 30 seconds. Now grind it into a fine powder along with grated coconut.
  • Cut the vegetables into equal and small pieces, add green gram dal and sufficient water. I have used cabbage here.
  • Add turmeric powder and a few drops of oil to prevent it from spilling. Microwave on high for 10 minutes, stirring in between atleast twice and checking if more water is required.
  • Once the vegetables and dal is cooked, add the masala powder, salt, curry leaves, a pinch of asafoetida and microwave high for another minute.
  • It can be mixed with rice and it also serves as a side dish for rotis.