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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Keerai Kootu with Moong Dal

Keerai Kootu is a traditional recipe of Tamil Brahmin. You can use any type of greens. The Kootu which I posted before is also different from this.

Spinach/Greens - 1 bunch
Paasi Paruppu/Moong Dal - 1 cup
Fresh Grated Coconut - 1 cup
Dry Red Chilli - 3 nos (As per your taste)
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 tspn

For Seasoning/Tempering
Oil - 1 tspn
Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Urad Dal - 1/2 tspn
Dry Red chilli - 1no

Preparation Method

Wash and chop spinach into small pieces.
Cook Moong Dal in pressure cooker for 3 to 4 whistles with water.
Cook spinach in a vessel with salt and turmeric.
Grind Grated coconut, jeera and chilli to a fine paste.
Once spinach is well cooked(You will know by the colour) add grounded mixture and dal. Add salt if required.

Mix well and until it boils. If its too thick add little water while boiling.

Can also add 1/2 tspn of coconut oil.

Now season with above ingredients in a hot pan and add to the Keerai Kootu.

This is a good sidedish for Chapathis or also with plain rice.

This recipe is going off to Healing Foods Spinach by Divya event started by Siri.


Nithu Bala on March 9, 2010 at 11:40 AM said...

Yummy..I too make this in similar way..loved the picture:-)

priya on March 9, 2010 at 12:20 PM said...

i wud love to have keera only this way..was having keerai all through my pregnancy, when prepared this way...yummy

Aruna Manikandan on March 9, 2010 at 1:29 PM said...

My daughter loves Kootu a lot...

I use green chillies with coconut , but urs is different. Will try out next time.

Reshmi on March 9, 2010 at 2:09 PM said...

keera kootu n moong dhaal this one sounds different n intersting....thanks for sharing this recipee sarah...i like spinach a lot...healthy n nutritious too...

gtyuk on March 9, 2010 at 3:43 PM said...

keerai kootu looks delightful with the rotis; I use green chillies usually, yours sound equally good.

Veggie Hut on March 9, 2010 at 5:08 PM said...

very very healthy!

Tina on March 9, 2010 at 6:42 PM said...

Healthy keerai kootu...

Hayley on March 9, 2010 at 8:41 PM said...

Very healthy and my family loves this dish!!!

Rachana on March 9, 2010 at 9:27 PM said...

Very healthy and yummy at the same time:)

Unknown on December 7, 2010 at 9:45 AM said...

simple & nice recipe.We loved this kootu very much

Saraswathi Iyer on December 8, 2010 at 10:48 AM said...

Thanks Uttara for trying. Hope you try other recipes too:-)


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