Vegetable Pirattal Recipe

Vegetable Pirattal Recipe
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Vegetable Pirattal is a perfect example of spicy vegetarian dishes, prepared in Chettinad style. Learn how to make/prepare Vegetable Pirattal by following this easy recipe.
Vegetable Pirattal Recipe
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cooking Time 25 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 6
  • 2 small Carrots (peeled & cut into thick pieces)
  • 2 small Potatoes (peeled & cut into thick pieces)
  • 100 g Cauliflower (separated into florets & covered with warm salt water)
  • 50 g Green Peas
  • 1 Onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 Tomatoes (each cut into 6 pieces)
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Bay Leaf, Cinnamon (for tempering)
  • 2 sprigs Curry Leaves

    For Grinding
  • 3 tbsp Coconut (grated)
  • 1 tsp Broken Wheat
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 tsp Poppy Seeds
  • 2 cloves Garlic
How to make Vegetable Pirattal:
  • Make a paste with the ingredients to be ground.
  • Heat oil in a wok. Flavour the oil with bay leaf and cinnamon.
  • Put in the curry leaves and onions. Saute over medium heat.
  • Put in carrots, potatoes and cauliflower.
  • Once they are half cooked, add the red chilli powder and turmeric powder and saute well.
  • Once the raw smell of chilli and turmeric is gone, add in the tomatoes and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and let the vegetables cook.
  • After 5 minutes, add the peas and the ground masala paste.
  • Stir well, off and on and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from flame and serve hot.