Keerai Kootu Recipe | Thandu Keerai Kootu | Kootu Recipe


          Kootu is a dal based curry, cooked with veggies. Here I used chinese spinach/Amaranth Greens (Mulai keerai) to make this kootu. This is a authentic simple and delicious Tamil recipe which requires very less oil and it is a easy recipe for bachelors to cook. From childhood, I love to eat greens(keerai). But I miss a lot of keerai variety in US like ponnaganni keerai, sirukeerai, agathi keerai and murangakeeerai. Both Me and my husband love keerai kootu a lot. I make this kootu everyweek for lunch. Very satisfying and comforting food to enjoy for lunch along with some kara kuzhumbu or sundal kulambu, rice and appalam.  You can follow the same recipe for mulaikeerai kootu, sirukeerai kootu or ponnakannikirai kootu.Try this Mulai keerai kootu recipe for lunch and stay healthy.


              1 Bunch (2 Cups) of Red Spinach / Pasalai Keerai
              5 Small Onions (Shallots)
              1 Tsp of Sambhar Powder
              1/2 Tsp of Black Pepper Powder
              Salt and Water as Needed

    To Pressure Cook

               1/2 Cup of Yellow Moong Dal
               1/2 Tsp of Turmeric Powder
               Pinch of Asafoetida(Hing)
               1/2 Tsp of Oil
               1/2 Tsp of Salt

    To Grind

               2 Tbsp of Freshly Grated Coconut
               1/2 Tsp of Whole Cumin

    To Temper

                1.5 Tsp of Oil
                1 Tsp of Mustard Seeds
                3/4 Tsp of Urad Dal
                1/8 Tsp of Fenugreek Seeds
                1/2 Tsp of Whole Cumin
                1 Red Chilly
                1 Sprig of Curry Leaves


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