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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
1 cup - 200ml
  • 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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26 comments :

Happy’s Cook said...

looks healthy and yummy

Rafeeda AR said...

looks really yummy...

Unknown said...

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

cookingwithsapana said...

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

Shama Nagarajan said...

we make this often,...flavourful

great-secret-of-life said...

So healthy and tasty dhal

Gajus kitchen said...

Healthy delicious kootu.love the tempering of small onions.

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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

lubnakarim06 said...

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

Vimitha Durai said...

Very healthy kootu

Unknown said...

Lovely dal......
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Sangeetha M said...

healthy and comfort meal...looks inviting!

Unknown said...

healthy and delicious kootu..

Unknown said...

Very healthy and Delicious! very well explained...

Shree said...

Super healthy !

Unknown said...

wow beautiful dal with healthy greens....luv the color....

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Priya Anandakumar said...

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

divya said...

looks so marvelous!!!Loved the flavors :)

Suja Manoj said...

Flavorful and healthy kootu.

Vikis Kitchen said...

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:)

Unknown said...

healthy and delicious kootu

www.mahaslovelyhome.com said...

very healthy dal n nice cliks.

Lifewithspices said...

looks so yumm n healthy

Shanthi said...

yummy and delicious

LifeIsBeautiful said...

Oh fortunately I came upon this recipe and tried it. Thanks for such a delicious recipe. I even tried it with coconut green chillies and jeera paste instead of using sambar powder and arisi maavu. That was also yummy. Thanks again.