Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Keerai Kootu / Green Spinach Moongdal

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Keerai Kootu:

My recipe for today is Keerai Kootu or very healthy moongdal spinach, a delicious favorite...!

This simple dish is very quick to prepare. It is just a good combination of green leaves and lentils. My mom advises to make habit of eating keerai atleast twice a week.

This kootu tastes great with sambar and rasam rice. And it is very rich in  nutritional values. Greens are helpful in lowering blood sugar level, to loose weight and get in shape. Also this is packed with valuable source of nutrients, iron, calcium and vitamins.

Here comes the  delicious spinach recipe with spices…!

Ingredients


·         Fresh greens ( any greens )        - 1 bunch
·         Moong dal                                 - ½ cup
·         Shredded coconut                     - 3 tbsp
·         Oil                                            - 1 tsp
·         Mustard                                    - ¼ tsp
·         Cumin                                       - ½ tsp
·         Urad dal                                    - ½ tsp
·         Hing                                          - a pinch
·         Chopped onion                           - 2 tbsp
·         Turmeric pwd                             - a pinch
·         Red chilly                                  - 2
            Salt to taste     

Method:

1.     Pressure cook moong dal with turmeric pwd and hing.
2.     Rinse the greens in running water and chop finely
3.     Grate coconut to fine shreds.
4.     In a pan, add greens, salt and little water.
5.     Allow to cook in medium flame.
6.     Do not cover  with lid and don’t overcook the greens as it may  loose its nutritional value.
7.     Remove from flame.
8.     Mash the contents slightly.
9.     Heat oil in a small fry pan.
10.  Temper with mustard, cumin, split urad dal  and red chilly.
11.  Add onion and sauté for few seconds.
12.  Add it to the greens and mix well.
13.  Garnish with coconut shreds. ( using dal sprouts is also a healthy option )


13.  Healthy & heart warming keerai kootu ready to be served with rice.

Related Recipes:
 
·        Murungai Keerai Sambar

·        Keerai Masiyal

·        Keerai Vadai


·        Red Spinach Masiyal

·        Palak Paneer

66 comments:

  1. this is one of my mom's signature dish and I love it- ur version looks yummy !

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  2. This recipe is really healthy and sound interesting..

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  3. Nice combination and I love the simple recipe for it! Great!!!

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  4. Dear jay
    More I read your recipes , more I feel like running to kitchen!! I do cook , dal spinach in Bong style...but this is very new for me..the Southern seasoning of Udad dal, mustard and garnish of coconut...I take note that you haven't used Curry patta ..I think it will maintain the mild flavor of Mung dal and spinach! Great recipe indeed.
    have a nice week

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  5. Though thats hard to pronounce, it looks so healthy yet delicious

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  6. I love keerai recipes very much. love to have it with sambar rice.

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  7. Love this simple and comforting dish...looks good

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  8. I love this dish and I love spinach. It's very quick to prepare, good!
    bye

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  9. Looks so tempting and helathy version of keerai kootu...

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  10. thanks for your lovely comments..:)

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  11. very healthy keerai kuttu

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  12. Hi Jay!

    Thank you again for visiting my Fudgy and Nutty blog:-) You have a unique food blog here and I've added you to my blog roll because I like the green recipes! Keep it up!

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  13. WOW thank you for visiting me! YOur cooking is amazing to me, because it is so different than anything I have ever seen! Thank you for visiting!

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  14. Delicious comfort food, looks awesome.

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  15. Healthy and delicious dish.

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  16. I love those greens... I've tried it in Kerala :) It's awesome :) Your dish looks so amazing, too.
    Tes
    http://tesathome.com

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  17. சூப்பரா இருக்கு,எங்க மாமியாரும் இப்படிதான் செய்வாங்க...

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  18. Sounds good and really healthy!

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  19. simple and yummy kootu,adding onions sounds nice

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  20. I usually make only spinach stir fry.. Would love to try this soon. Adding Moong will make it more healthy..

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  21. Healthy and yummy curry,love the combo

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  22. Looks delicious and healthy Jay. Love the color.

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  23. Healthy yummy curry...love this..

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  24. This is a favourite dish at my house. Very healthy and tasty

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  25. Such a healthy yet yummy recipe.. I love kerai :D

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  26. oh no... they are delicious. Like to eat with steamed hot rice.

    Cheers,
    Uma
    http://umaskitchenexperiments.blogspot.com

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  27. Wonderful and healthy recipe. Looks yummy and delicious.

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  28. Quick one and love to have that with rice any time..

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  29. Healthy and yummy dish.. Perfect for paruppu saadam

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  30. Full of taste n nutrition :)
    US Masala

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  31. Healthy stirfry..Enjoy having it with steaming rice..

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  32. I love it! But my husband would hate it :D

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  33. your creativity never ceases to amaze me! i love spinach too :D

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  34. very greeny healthy and yummy
    www.rsjafood.blogspot.com

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  35. What a healthy and packed with nutrients dish with greens and I can bet on the taste with all those seasoning you have used. I make lal saag the same way except I add loads of garlic:)

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  36. Hi Jay,

    Thank you so much for your lovely note on my blog! It's great of you to stop by :) This looks soooo delicious! I will definitely be trying this recipe!

    Cheers,
    Emily

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  37. Yummy, so simple and heathy.

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  38. Nice combo..love it!!

    http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

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  39. Yum! Looks good! Thank you for checking out my blog. I will definitely follow you to keep up with your tasty foods! Thanks for sharing :)

    www.closetfatchick.blogspot.com

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  40. I love this kinda kootu, hearty n healthy

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  41. I LOVE spinach! I will listen to your mother and eat it twice a week (at least). ;-)

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  42. Delicious kootu dear,love to have it in hot rice n ghee...

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  43. love these kind of traditional recipes...

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  44. healthy and delicious...

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  45. Thank U so much for your visit to my blog and your kind words, I really appreciate it..!

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  46. hey I prepared the dal palak much the same way but never added coconut in it...am sure it will bring out the taste better

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  47. This spinach dish sounds wonderful & I love how healthy it is :)

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  48. Simple and delicious and it's really good for you, that's hard to beat! Great dish.

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  49. Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog. (: You have a great website! Cheers, Hannah

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  50. This is the same way Mom makes them..yummy...
    www.savitharajsspiceland.blogspot.com

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  51. One of my fsvorite keerai recipe. Super comfort food. Looks so good Jay !!

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  52. Well, I love spinach and I love lentils, so I know I'd adore this dish! Lovely, Jay~

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  53. A favorite vegetable of mine too. Keera and dal are the best combination and yours tops it all. Tempting !!

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  54. I would have to try this sometime...

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  55. Keeru kootu is a lovely and comfort food.

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  56. so, healthy, nutritious and delicious :)

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