Mixed Vegetables Kuzhambu


A healthy kuzhambu just with leftovers!
I usually have leftovers when it comes to veggies like pumpkins, lady’s finger, brinjal etc. What can be done with these veggies? We cannot makeNavaratna Kuruma using these…it would not be a rich gravy. At last, tried this Oriya’s recipe called Santula. It came out well.
I was very much satisfied that I had used all my left overs at one shot and also gave a tasty kuzhambu for my family. I prefer making this kuzhambu again and again whenever I have these veggies left behind.

Lady’s finger – 1/2 cup (Half-Boiled)

Pumpkin cubes – 1/2 cup

Brinjal cubes – 1/2 cup

Plantain cubes – 1/2 cup

Potato cubes – 1/2 cup (Boiled)

If you want, you can add any vegetables but for this Oriya dish, you use only these veggies.

Onion cubes – 1 no.

Mustard seeds (kadugu) – 1 teaspoon

Finely chopped ginger – 2 teaspoons

Finely chopped garlic – 2 teaspoons

Red chillies – 3 nos.

Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin powder (seeraga thool) – 1 teaspoon

Oil – 2 tablespoons

Salt – as desired


1. Cut vegetables in the same size.

2. In a pan, heat oil.  Put mustard seeds and let it pop out. Add ginger, garlic, and plantain. Fry till the plantain is half-fried.

3. Then, add brinjal and onions. Fry well.

4. Now, add lady’s finger, potatoes, pumpkin, red chillies, and 2 cups of water. Close the pan using a lid and boil for 2 minutes.

5. Then, add turmeric powder, cumin powder, and salt. Finally, boil for 5 minutes. Bring the pan down.

Now, Santula is ready!!!

Serve: With Rice, Chapathis, Idlis, or Dosas.

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