Spinach / Keerai Kootu (Type 1)


Spinach / ManaThakkali keerai – 1 bunch
Red Gram Dhal (thuvaram Paruppu)– 50 gms or half hand full
Onion -1 (finely chopped)
Turmeric Powder – a pinch
Salt – 1 tsp or as per your requirement
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Cooking Oil – 1 tbsp

Service For: 2 People
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Instructions:

I have used manathakkali keerai here but we can use any type of spinach / keerai to try out this recipe. Clean the keerai and chop it to small piesces.

Add red gram dhal to the cooker with required amount of water and pressure cook it for 4 whistles. Open the cooker and mash the dhal well. Now add chopped keerai, onions, turmeric powder and salt along with the cooked dhal and close the lid of cooker. Let it whistle for 2 times. Transfer this dish to a serving bowl.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds to it and let it to splutter. Add this seasoning to the cooked keerai kootu.


Dershana said...

Hi Srilekha,

This is my first visit to your blog. Great to find simple , easy to make recipes here. I make keerai kootu too.

Will visit again.

Do check out my blog too http://thefootloosechef.blogspot.com/

SriLekha said...

hi dershana!
happy to have u in my blog and thanks for ur comments! do visit my blog often and i'll surely visit ur blog!

Chennai Shopping Offers said...

Yummy poriyal dear...I use kale only in soups...this recipe is an awesome idea. It looks so delicous and spicy...I must try it soon :)