July 27, 2017

Keerai – Greens Kootu without Coconut

This is very easy and tasty variant of keerai kootu recipes. This can be done with any keerai/greens variety. The main uniqueness of this recipe is that we do not use coconut unlike others.

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Recipe Cuisine : South Indian | Recipe Category: Side Dish
Preparation Time: 10 mins  | Cooking Time: 15 mins | Yields: 2 cups

Any Keerai / Greens
2 cups (finely chopped)
Garlic Pods
Moong Dal / Paasi Paruppu
¼ cup
Small Tomato
Cumin Seeds
2 tsp
As Required
To Temper:

Coconut Oil
2 tsp
Mustard Seeds
¼ tsp
Green Chilli
Chopped Onion
¼ cup

1. Wash and drain the water from the leaves. Then chop the greens into small pieces.
2. Remove the skin of the onion and chop them into small pieces.
3. In a pressure cooker, add chopped greens/keerai, chopped tomato, cumin seeds, washed moong dal, garlic pods and ½ cup of water.
4. Pressure cook them for 1 whistle in a medium flame. After pressure has gone, remove the lid of the cooker and keep it aside.
5. Heat the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and wait for popping.
6. Add green chillies (split it into two halves) and chopped onion. Sauté till the onion become translucent.
7. Pour this temper and salt into the cooked greens. Again cook the green for 2 more mins. Add water if needed.
8. Mash them with paruppu maththu (as shown in the pic) or blender.
               Healthy and tasty kootu is ready to serve with hot rice.

1. You can use any greens like thandu keerai, ponnanganni, siru keerai, etc.,
2. Adjust the chilli level according to your taste.
3. I have used Ponnanganni keerai.


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