February 17, 2018

Keerai Kootu Recipe|Keerai Recipes|Greens Recipes

There are many different styles of preparing Keerai Kootu. Many of them are interesting and have unique taste. This recipe is the style used by my family members. Check this out.

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Recipe Cuisine : South Indian | Recipe Category: Kootu
Preparation Time: 10 mins  | Cooking Time: 20 mins | Yields: 3 cups

Chopped Greens/Keerai *
2 cups
Split Green Gram (moong dal / Paasi Paruppu)
¼ cup
Turmeric Powder
½ tsp
To taste
2 tsp
To Grind:

Grated coconut or equivalent
¼ cup
Garlic Pods
Cumin Seeds
1 tsp
To Temper:

Coconut Oil / Cooking Oil
2 tsp
Mustard Seeds
½ tsp
Curry Leaves
1 spring
Red Chilli
Chopped Onion
2 tbsp

* Use Palak, siru keerai, mulai keerai, aria keerai etc.,

Preparation Procedure:
1. Clean the greens / keerai and wash them thoroughly. Then drain the water completely. Cut them into small pieces.
2. Remove the skin of the garlic and use.
3. Grind the coconut, garlic and cumin seeds into a fine paste using little water.
4. Remove the skin of the onion and cut them into small pieces.
5. Wash the moon dal and keep it aside.

Cooking Procedure:
6. Add keerai (from 1) and moong dal (from 5), and ¼ cup of water in a pressure cooker. Mix them well.
7. Pressure cook them for 1-2 whistles in a high flame. Allow it cool down.
8. After pressure has gone, add turmeric powder, sambar powder, salt and ground mixture (from 3). Mix them well.
9. Cook them for 5 mins or till the raw smell goes off.
10. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and wait for popping.
11. Add curry leaves and broken red chilli. Sauté for them till the curry leaves become crisp.
12. Add chopped onion (from 4), sauté till the onion become translucent.
13. Add this mixture with keerai mixture. Cook for few more mins.
    Yummy and delicious Keerai Kootu is ready to serve.

1. Adjust the sambar powder level and red chilli level according to your taste.
2. You can use red chilli powder instead of sambar powder.
3. Small onion gives more taste than big onion. But you can use big onion also.


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