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September 16, 2013

PALAK KEERAI KOOTU RECIPE – LUNCH RECIPES

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When i posted keerai kootu recipe , a reader told me to post palak keerai kootu.As i had not tried it before , i asked my MIL on how to make it. She told me to saute the leaves and cook to avoid the slimy texture. I tried that way and it worked great. We loved it with vatha kuzhambu.

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INGREDIENTS
  • Palak - 2 cups (chopped)
  • Moong dal – 3 tbsp
  • Sambar powder – 1.5 –2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2tsp
  • Tomato – 1 no (finely chopped)
  • Salt n water – as required
To grind
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Rice flour – 1 tsp
To temper
  • Coconut oil – 1.5 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Small onions – 10 nos (finely chopped)
METHOD
  • Wash and chop the palak leaves.In a pressure cooker base , heat a tsp of oil.Saute the leaves for a minute till it shrinks. Add moong dal , sambar powder , turmeric powder , tomato ,salt and water. Mix well and pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.
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  • Grind the coconut and rice flour to a smooth paste adding required water.
  • Pressure cook it in low flame for one whistle. After the steam is released, add the ground coconut paste.Mix well and boil the mixture.
  • In a tadka pan , heat coconut oil.Temper all the ingredients given under “To temper”.Saute onions till it turns golden brown with a nice smell.Add this to the kootu,mix well and serve !
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25 comments :

  1. Very very delicious and yummy kootu :) very very well explained !! and lovely clicks :)

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  2. Palak and dal looks yummy ! We make it slightly different way,yours looks inviting!

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  3. Healthy delicious kootu.love the tempering of small onions.

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  4. Healthy & my fav keerai kootu.. looks yummy...

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  5. Love the addition of shallots in the kootu Chitra. That bowl promises a full tummy

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  6. I never used coconut oil to temper dal....this dal sounds yum....

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  7. Lovely dal......
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  8. healthy and comfort meal...looks inviting!

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  9. Very healthy and Delicious! very well explained...

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  10. very healthy, comforting and delicious kootu... looks yummm....

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  11. looks so marvelous!!!Loved the flavors :)

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  12. Palak keerai koottu looks very delicious Chitra. Malabar spinach is slimy.I too panicked while cooking it the first time and found your MIL's way by trial and error:)

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