March 26, 2015

Vallarai Keerai Kootu

      Brain Brahma or Saraswati Leaves. This recipe is a Rice Paste Recipe which can be used as an additional rice-serving (ie in addition to sambar rice, rasam rice etc) in a multi course lunch on happy occasions.



 Ingredients:
Thuvar Dal / Thoor Dal
½ cup
Vallarai Keerai
2 handful
Small Onion
10
Red Chilly
1
Cummin Seeds / Seeragam
1 tesp
Asafoetida
¼ tesp
Salt
To taste
To Temper

Ghee
1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds
¼ tesp
Urad Dal
¼ tesp
Red Chilly
1
Curry Leaves
1 spring

Procedure:
1. Wash and pressure cook the thuvar dal with onion, red chilly, cumin seeds, asafoedita and little water.
2. After the pressure has gone, mash the dal with blender.
2. Boil ½ cup of water and put the vallarai keerai. Use the ladle and immerse the leaves into water. Switch off the flame after a minute.
3. Remove the leaves from the water and allow it to cool down.
4. Grind the leaves into fine paste using the water with cooked leaves.
5. Now mix the dal-paste and leaves-paste together. Add enough salt and mix them well.
6. Heat this mixture for a minute. Then heat the ghee in a pan, add mustard seeds, urad dal, red chilly and curry leaves. Temper this with dal-leaves mixture.
                            Serve this with hot rice.


4 comments:

Subha Rajesh said...

Healthy recipe..Totally new to me..Thanks for posting..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Healthy Kootu,yum...

nandoos Kitchen said...

very healthy dish...

plasterers bristol said...

been looking for a nice recipe of this to try. Thanks for sharing this.

Simon

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