Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Palak Keerai Kootu

                            This is a tasty and nutritious Kootu variety, full of iron and Protein.

     We always take this Kootu only as a side dish,taken with plain rice mixed Sambar, Rasam, Kuzhambu or any gravy. The Kootu can also be mixed with plain rice, ghee and eaten. Then you have to take it with Appalam or some other side dish.

Palak Keerai Kootu

Ingredients :

Sliced Palak Keerai          2 cups
Moong Dhal / Pasiparuppu    3 tbsp.
Oil, Mustard, Split Urad Dhal, Salt

To grind in the mixer :

Grated coconut   3 tbsp.
Zeera       3/4 tsp.
Green chillies    2
Small onions ( optional )

Method :

1. Soak the Moong Dhal in 1 cup of water for 15 mins. which makes the cooking fast.Cook 
    soaked Dhal and the Keerai in a small pressure cooker just for 1 or 2 whistles.
    After 1 minute, slowly release the pressure to retain the green colour.

2. Add the ground coconut mixture and salt to the cooked Keerai.Mix well Add little water
    if necessary.Let it boil on a medium flame for 3 to 4 mins.

3. Season with Mustard and Split Urad Dhal.The healthy Kootu is ready to be taken as a
    side dish for rice.


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