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Keerai Kootu / Greens With Toor Dal

Keerai Kootu / Greens With Toor Dal

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 30

Ingredients

Serves 3

  • 1 big bunch approx 200 gms Keerai / Greens

  • 1/4 cup Toor dal

  • 1/4 cup grated coconut

  • 1 dry red chilli broken

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 tbsp salt or as per taste

  • 1 cup water

  • To temper: 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 tsp urad dal

  • 1 sprig curry leaves

  • 1 dry red chilli

  • 1/4 tsp Asafodita / hing

Directions

  • 01

    Wash and clean the Keerai Leaves in running water and keep aside.

  • 02

    Take a pressure cooker add the toor dal and pressure cook for 5 mins. Remove and mash the dal and keep aside.

  • 03

    Grind the coconut, cumin and red chilli to a fine paste and keep aside.

  • 04

    Bring 1/2 cup of water to boil and quickly blanch the leaves with some salt for 3-5 mins.

  • 05

    Take off the leaves and reserve the water.

  • 06

    Once cooled, mash the leaves by traditional pestle or gently pulse in a blender.

  • 07

    Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.

  • 08

    Add the mustard seeds and let it crackle. Add urad dal, red chilli, curry leaves and asafoetida and saute for a min.

  • 09

    Add the coconut paste , salt, mashed dal and cook around 5 minutes.

  • 10

    Serve with your meal.

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