Friday, January 6, 2012

Keerai Kootu Recipe(Greens with Dal)

Keerai Kootu Recipe

I have my school alumini meet tomorrow and am pretty much excited to see the school, friends and teachers after almost 15 years. So waiting for the autograph moments!!

Keerai kootu is mittus fav and am happy that she has not adapted her mothers habit of ignoring this healthy veggie ;) so keerai kootu is made often for her sake.
Keerai Kootu Recipe

Keerai Kootu Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Breakfast | Recipe Cuisine: World

Keerai(Greens) - 1 cup
Moong dal - 4 tbsp
Small onion - 4 to 5
Tomato - 1 small sized
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt- to taste

To grind:

Coconut - 1/4 cup
Rice flour - 1 tsp
Water - little enough to grind to a paste

To Temper :

Oil - 1/2 tbsp
Mustard 1 tsp
Urad dal 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Hing - a generous pinch

Method:

  1. Grind coconut with rice flour and water to a fine paste and set aside.Pressure cook dal with a pinch of turmeric powder and enough water until soft, mash it well with a laddle.Keerai Kootu Recipe
  2. Clean the greens by removing the root part.Chop it finely then wash it twice atleast, keep aside and drain water.Add greens to the cooked dal and allow it to boil and get cooked.Keerai Kootu Recipe
  3. Meanwhile heat oil in a pan - Add items listed under 'to temper' let it splutter then add onion and tomato saute till raw smell of tomato leaves and onion turns golden brown. Transfer this to greens with dal when greens is half cooked.Keerai Kootu Recipe
  4. Once greens is cooked and well blended with dhal, add the coconut paste.Bring it to a quick boil and switch off.
    Serve with rice and ghee.Keerai Kootu Recipe
Serve hot!

My Notes:



  • You can add other cooked vegetables like carrot,beans too.
  • This pasta is spicy so adjust spices accordingly if you want a less spicy version.
  • I used penne pasta here,you can use any variety of pasta you like.
Keerai Kootu Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J

35 comments:

  1. Amma makes this often...I love this so much...Totally delicious

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  2. yummy & tasty dish with greens .. Happy New year, Sharmi

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  3. easy and healthy dish. Looks perfect

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  4. Delicious and healthy kootu and like to have it with piping hot rice.....

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  5. Healthy and delicious daal. Yum!

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  6. Looks good!!

    http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

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  7. Healthy and delicious curry..yum

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  8. Really a yummy kootu. what is the name of green u used sharmi? looks like agathikeerai?

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  9. We don't add any ground masala, sounds good too. I love keerai kootu!

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  10. Dhal looks so nutritious and delicious....

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  11. delicious and healthy kootu..perfect dish...

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  12. This is a delish & healthy kootu!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  13. Just mouthwatering...looks so yummy & delicious!

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  14. Nice and comforting kootu. Never tried adding onion and tomato. Will try this version sometime

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  15. looks delicious and tempting clicks ....

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  16. Simple yet pretty inviting :) Nutritious too ..

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  17. sHARMI..JUST FINISHED MAKING BUTTERLESS EGGLESS SPONGE CAKE WITH UR RE3CIPE..THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING SUCH A WONDERFUL RECIPE...
    TITH LOVE,
    LENA

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  18. simple, healthy and delicious kootu Sharmilee..

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  19. we make in a different way. will try this version soon. awesome clicks as usual :

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  20. your pics are super sharp these days :) however, try to tone down the exposure a bit? just a suggestion :)

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  21. @Nags : Thank you, sure will take ur suggestion and will implement it in the future pics :)

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  22. @Lena : Wow thats great to hear! :)
    @Uma : Its Arakeerai...

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  23. i love keerai kootu, will try adding coconut next time...nice recipe...thanks for sharing!!

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  24. Looks so delicious and yummy..love to follow your blog..

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  25. can we make this with any green is it ???

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    1. Yes ou can try it with any greens variety.....

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  26. Thanks Sharmi for the recipe. I really liked it. My husband likes it spicy. Will add more green chillies next time.

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  27. Tried this today!! was like the kootu in hotel...loved it :)

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  28. Tried dis....it came well...... delicious.....

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  29. Hi ... this post is very nice ... can u post how to make keerai alone. ..

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