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Veg Chettinad

  • Veg
  • Vegan
  • 2 hr 20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Medium


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When it comes to traditional Chettinadu dishes, veg Chettinad tops the list! This dish is known for its distinct flavor. A variety of spices accompany this recipe to further enhance the taste of the standard veg Chettinad. This mouthwatering dish isn’t only easy to make, it’ll quickly become your favorite dish due to its taste and aroma.

Health Benefits

Tomatoes are rich in potassium, which is why they can keep your blood pressure under control. It assists in tissue growth. Tomatoes are also rich in lycopene, a carotenoid that improves health of the human eye, expels toxins, prevents heart disease, aids in tissue growth, and many more. One serving of this dish provides the following nutrition:

Energy – 107.5 Kcal

Protein – 3.3 g

Carbohydrates – 11.5 g

Dietary Fiber – 4.2 g

Potassium – 375 mg

Fat – 5.9 g

Sodium – 385 mg

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How to make Veg Chettinad

  1. Take grated coconut, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, peppercorns, funnel seeds, cloves, cinnamon, and dry red chili in a cooking pot.
  2. Roast the ingredients until they give out a nice aroma.
  3. Now, transfer the ingredients to a food processor and add water.
  4. Grind to form a paste. Set aside.
  5. Chop carrot, bell peppers, potatoes, and radish
  6. Heat olive oil in a cooking pot.
  7. Splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds and fry for 5 minutes.
  8. Add broken cashews and sauté for 5 more minutes until it turns slightly brown in color.
  9. Add garlic, ginger, onion, and turmeric powder. Cook until the onion pieces become translucent.
  10. Add tomatoes and lemon juice to the cooking pot and simmer until the tomatoes become tender.
  11. Add vegetables, spice paste, salt, and sugar and mix the ingredients well.
  12. Cook covered until vegetables are done and the gravy turns thicker.
  13. If it gets too thick, you can add some water.
  14. Stir in coconut milk and simmer the curry for another 5 minutes.
  15. Serve and enjoy!


  • Back in the day, tomatoes were believed to be poisonous.
  • Tomato is actually a fruit.
  • Tomatoes were introduced to Europe in the mid 1500’s.
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