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.

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

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

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.


Subha Rajesh said...

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

Prema 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.


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