Keerai Kootu Variety

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Menthiya Keerai Kootu (Methi)

Photo Courtesy: Padmini, Srinivasan (my parents)

Palak Keerai Kootu (Spinach)

Photo courtesy: Priya (my friend)

Molakeerai Kootu

Recipe and Photo courtesy: Padmini, Srinivasan (my parents)

What can be more satisfying than a simple meal with greens, lentils and rice! Here is the recipe to make any kind of keerai (greens) kootu.

Ingredients:
1 bunch fresh greens / frozen (10-12 oz)
1/2 cup moong dal
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Jeera (cumin seeds) -1/2 tsp
Red dried chillies-3-4
Shredded coconut 3 tsp
Hing - 3 dashes

To garnish:
1 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp urad dal
1 tsp oil

Rinse well and chop the greens finely.
In a pan, bring water to a boil, add some salt and add the greens
Allow it to cook till the greens get tender and well cooked
Meanwhile, pressure cook moong dal with turmeric and hing
Grind jeera, coconut and red chillies to a fine paste in a mixie.
Add the cooked dal to the greens in the pan.
Add the jeera paste next. Check for salt.
Allow it to boil for 1 more minute.
Garnish with fried mustard seeds and urad dal

Tips:
Never pressure cook greens. Always cook in an open pan only- Thnx Mom...
Want a twist in the recipe? You can add 1/4 tsp freshly cracked pepper to the above recipe too-Thnx Priya...

Calorie Count- 80 cal/serving approx

23 comments:

Prathibha said...

nice n healthy kootu..

rekhas kitchen said...

hummm yum A very delicious way to eat greens yummy recipe.

Doloncookbook said...

Wow ... Healthy recipe .. I never had something like this , greens in dal ...But definitely try someday ...

Nithya said...

Nice dishes. Yummy looking pics.. :)

BestHangout said...

Cool keerai good for health machi..good recipe..

Sarah Naveen said...

It looks so good...I bet this is one of the healthiest Food!!!!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

I made the same few days back using spinach...without the coconut..I am sure it must be tasting very good..and goes gr8 with roti / rice.

Padma said...

Love greens a lot and koottu with so many diff keerai tastes - so yummy ...love to have with rice :)

Vrinda said...

I lov this combo and lov to eat with rice..

Vibaas said...

love keerai and all i get here is spinach :(
Nice collection of recipes :)

Jyoti said...

Looks so good and healthy!

sangi said...

Very helthy recipe!Nice pic!

Parita said...

Perfect satisfying meal!

DEESHA said...

nice kootu .. goes great with rice

kittymatti said...

thank u all sooo much!

shanthi said...

Hi Preeti, I also make it the same way and its my favourite too. By the by, I have posted molagu kozhambu for you.

Hari Chandana said...

Nice and healthy recipe... nice clicks :)

Kalaivani said...

love the Keerai with moong dal.It tastes great with hot rice and tsp of ghee.

rads said...

nice dal item..looks yummy

munchcrunchandsuch said...

my fav..its nice that u covered 3 other types of greens too. we too make it the xact same way..i loove eating it with vethakuzhambu

Priyameena said...

Looks healthy and delecious...I too prepare in the same way..

Ramya said...

Ivlo keerai vagaigala???Slurppppp!!Vathakozhambu with keerai!!Heavenly combination..

Bergamot said...

nice recipes... will try them

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