Keerai Kootu / Spinach and Dal curry

by - June 19, 2013

Keerai Kootu / Spinach and Dal curry

                              Keerai kootu is one of the simplest and comforting dish which taste great with steamed rice. You can use any variety of  keerai for this recipe and adjust spice level to your taste. This recipe is also for Srivalli's Blogging Marathon under " Cooking with colours" and I have chosen Green  for today .. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 29

Ingredients:
1/4 cup moong dhal
2 cups chopped spinach or any variety greens
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 green chilies
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 red chili powder and coriander powder or curry powder

For Grinding:
3 ~ 4 tbsp shredded coconut
1/2 tsp fennel seeds

For Seasoning:
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp cumin
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 ~ 2   red chilli
1 string curry leaves

Method:

  • Pressure cook moong dal for 2 whistle and set side.
  • After pressure drops, remove the lid and add remaining ingredients th the cooked dal.
  • Again pressure cook it for 1 more whistle not more than that and allow it to cool completely.
  • Remove  lid and add ground paste to the mixture and cook for 5 ~ 7 minutes over a medium heat. Adjust salt to taste.
  • Heat oil in a skillet or kadai, add mustard seeds, allow it to splutter, add remaining ingredients one by one and roast for few seconds. Transfer to prepared curry and serve hot with steamed rice..
Keerai Kootu / Spinach and Dal curry

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Ingredients:
1/4 cup moong dhal
2 cups chopped spinach or any variety greens
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 green chilies
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 red chili powder and coriander powder or curry powder

For Grinding:
3 ~ 4 tbsp shredded coconut
1/2 tsp fennel seeds

For Seasoning:
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp cumin
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 ~ 2   red chilli
1 string curry leaves

Method:

  • Pressure cook moong dal for 2 whistle and set side.
  • After pressure drops, remove the lid and add remaining ingredients th the cooked dal.
  • Again pressure cook it for 1 more whistle not more than that and allow it to cool completely.
  • Remove  lid and add ground paste to the mixture and cook for 5 ~ 7 minutes over a medium heat. Adjust salt to taste.
  • Heat oil in a skillet or kadai, add mustard seeds, allow it to splutter, add remaining ingredients one by one and roast for few seconds. Transfer to prepared curry and serve hot with steamed rice..



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23 comments

  1. Reminds me of my grandmothers kootu.. Simply superb

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  2. Keerai kootu sounds yo be very flavorful. Need to try to get those flavors.another addition to my to do list.

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  3. Looks very appealing..and so healthy!..Love these keerai dishes..

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  4. Super healthy and comforting keerai kootu...

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  5. love this kootu with hot rice n ghee :-)

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  6. What a visually appealing dish

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  7. my favorite combination - I love spinach

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  8. Keerai kootu with papads,omg seriously i love this combo..Loving this comforting curry.

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  9. My favorite !! Perfect with steamed rice :)

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  10. this koottu, white rice, a dollop of ghee and pickle : heaven !

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  11. Healthy and delicious kootu Sara.. Loved it :-)

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  12. This looks so nice and yummy. Totally tempting :)
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  13. The fennel seeds flavor might have been addictive, right??

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  14. We make it similar but without coconut.

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  15. Comforting food, love the fennel flavor in this.

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  16. I just tried out your recipe with a Malaysian twist...yummyyyyy <3

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  17. Today's dinner your recipe Keera Kootu with Fried fish....yummilicious <3

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  18. It's really awesome and healthy dish.thanks for sharing.

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  19. It is very nice and easy receipe.. yummy ..loved it :)

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