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Monday, May 7, 2012

KEERAI KOOTU (PORICHA KOOTU - TYPE 3)


INGREDIENTS:

Mulai keerai - 1 bunch
Moong dal - 2 tablespoons
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Pepper - 1/4 tsp.
Jeera - 1/2 tsp.
Dry red chilly - 1
Urad dhal (split) - 1 tsp.
Coconut(scraped) - 3 tablespoons
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Hing
Salt
Oil - 1 tsp.

METHOD:

Pressure cook moong dhal with turmeric powder and mash it well. Keep aside.

In a pan, heat oil and fry pepper, chillies, urad dhal and jeera till golden brown. Grind it in a mixie to a paste alongwith scraped coconut.

Wash the keerai well, discard the roots and cut it finely. Cook it with a pinch of turmeric powder, required amount of salt and hing. Now mash the keerai with a keerai masher. When done, add the mashed dhal and ground paste and bring it to a boil till thick.

Season it with mustard seeds and urad dhal. A perfect side dish with South Indian Thali.

18 comments :

  1. Wat a healthy kootu,i dont mind having it for my lunch.

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  2. keerai kootu is always welcome and yours sounds tasty and healthy.

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  3. I never tried this leafy vegetable....kootu looks yum...

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  4. hi shantiji,
    my god!! hats off to so many varities of food that you know!! love greens,tks for the recipe

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  5. Sounds nice , never tried with pepper this way,should be flavorful!

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  6. Healthy and tasty..this looks just perfect for a nice sumptuous lunch.

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  7. My mom makes most of the kootus in this way but never tried for keerai, sounds nice

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  8. yum yum yummmmmmmmmmmmmmy lovely keerai kootu and my hot favourite too.

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  9. Nice kootu recipe with keerai. Healthy and yummy.

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  10. such a healthy and yummy dish. love it

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  11. Nice and healthy one !!

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  12. thanks shanthi for commenting on my space.

    is mulai keerai... radish? sorry but i do not know any south indian languages.

    have never tried or made anything like this. time to make one :-)

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    1. MuLaik keerai is similar to North Indian pAlak. The English equivalent is spinach.

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  13. This looks delicious! All the spices! The only spice I work with is salt. And that barely counts. I've got to try something like this!

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  14. Looks lovely, nice and healthy!!

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  15. thank you for the authentic recipe - will be making this one soon too!

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