Sunday, June 27, 2010

Keerai /Spinach Kootu

Ingredients:
Palak /Spinach - 1 bunch
Fresh grated coconut
Split Yellow Moong dal -2-3 Tblsps
Chana dal - 1 Tblsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Dry red chiili - 2-3
Jeera - 2tsps
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Salt as required
Ghee for seasoning.

Method:
Cut the palak into small pieces and wash nicely and keep aside.
Put the cut palak in a vessel along with moong dal, chana dal and some water and pressure cook for 10-15 minutes.
Grind together fresh coconut ,jeera, red chilly and keep aside.
After the palak is cooked, add this ground paste and mix nicely and also add salt and mix.
Now take a kadai and add ghee and season with mustard seeds, urad dal,hing and jeera.
Pour the seasonings on the kootu and mix nicely.
Now the Palak/Keerai kootu is ready to be eaten with plain rice with little dollops of ghee or can also be had with chappathis as a side dish.
This is the south indian palak preparation.

12 comments:

  1. Nice...looks gud..perfect with rice

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  2. Looks delicious , this is my alltime favourite and it lays in my draft.

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  3. love veggie dal and even have posted one in my blog. your look lovely. perfect with rice and potato curry.

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  4. Appetising dish..keerai is my all time favourite too.

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  5. Looks so delicious! Perfect with some rice :-)

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  6. kootu looks yummy & healthy dish..

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  7. One of my fav and it's definitely a comfort food, healthy too.

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  8. With two very nutritious ingredients this is such a healthy dal. Good accompaniment for chapattis

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. I love all greens prep..... This is one such preparation.... Sounds very very delicious.... :-)

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  10. very delicious and healthy.. loved dal spinach combo

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  11. Keerai Kootu my family's comfort food, i make them very week. They look delicious:)

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