Mixed vegetable kootu is a lentil based curry that is served with hot steamed rice.
Soak the tur dal in water for half an hour along with peanut.
String the beans and cut the veggies into chunks.
Take a small pan. Add oil and roast the ingredients for the spice mix.
When cool, grind them to a powder.
Add a little turmeric powder to the tur dal and cook it in the pressure cooker for three whistles.
Let the pressure release by itself, in the mean while, heat oil in a pan and make the seasoning. Add mustard seeds, as it splutters, put asafoetida and turmeric powder. Add the curry leaves and the stringed beans, let cook for sometime.
After a few seconds, put the carrot. Add pumpkin and cucumber, let cook. Finally, add the potato and green peas along with the curry leaves. Once the veggies are cooked, put the cooked dal into it.
Add salt and let cook for sometime.
Extract the tamarind pulp.
Put the pulp and the spice mix to it. Let the flavours imbibe. Adjust the consistency, if it is thick add some water.
Serve kootu with hot steamed rice.