Manathakkali Keerai Kootu Recipe | Keerai Kootu | Keerai Sambar

Manathakkali Keerai Kootu Recipe | Keerai Kootu | Keerai Sambar
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Manathakkali Keerai Kootu Recipe | Keerai Kootu | Keerai Sambar recipe with step by step pictures and instructions. Keerai kootu is delicious and healthy curry made with greens and dal. It goes well with rice or as side dish for roti/chapati. Manathakkali is also called as black nightshade and very good for mouth ulcers. You can use any type of keerai to make this kootu.

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My mom always soak the keerai in water for 15 minutes to remove dirt. Then drain it completely and allow it to dry in paper. Once it is dry finely chop them and use it. I have already shared another version of keerai kootu. I will make both interchangeably once in a week. You can make it as dry or semi gravy according to your preference. I sometimes use the toor dal we boil for sambar to make this kootu. Here is the simple lunch with keerai kootu, roasted broccoli, omelette, rasam and curd.

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Monday again and theme for this week in Foodie Monday Bloghop group is #262Bitter but, Good suggested by Sasmita who blogs at firsttimercook. She suggested to use any bitter vegetable. Don’t forget to check Bitter gourd curry and many more interesting recipes from Sasmita’s blog. Do try and let me know your feedback. You can also try the below recipes

Hara Bhara Kebab

Kothimbir Vadi

Palak Poori

Spinach Rice

Keerai Paniyaram

Spinach Pulao

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Manathakkali Keerai Kootu Recipe | Keerai Kootu | Keerai Sambar

Keerai kootu is delicious and healthy curry made with greens and dal.

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Greens/keerai 1 big bunch
  • Onion 1 medium
  • Tomato 1
  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • Salt as required
  • Oil 2 tsp
  • Keerai vadagam 2 tsp
  • Cooking dal
  • Moong dal 1/2 cup
  • Water 2 cups
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Hung 1/4 tsp

Instructions

  1. Wash the moong dal and take in pressure cooker
  2. Add water, turmeric powder, hing to it and pressure cook for 1 whistle in medium and 5 minutes in slow flame.
  3. Once the pressure releases open and mash the dal.
  4. Heat oil in the pan and temper with keerai vadagam
  5. Then add finely chopped onions and saute nicely.
  6. Then add chopped tomatoes and saute till mushy.
  7. Finally add the chopped keerai and saute till it shrinks little.
  8. Then add salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder.
  9. Add little water and allow it to cook.
  10. Once it is cooked add the dal and mix
  11. Bring it to boil and switch off the flame.
  12. Manathakkali keerai kootu is ready.

Notes

You can use any type of keerai to make this kootu.

you can adjust the consistency as per your preference.

I always make it dry when eating as side dish for sambar or make it as semi gravy like this when eating directly with rice.

You can use toor dal instead of moong dal.

Nutrition

Calories

125 cal

Fat

10 g

Carbs

9 g

Protein

2 g
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How to make Manathakkali keerai kootu with step by step pictures

Wash the moong dal and take in pressure cooker. Add water, turmeric powder, hing to it and pressure cook for 1 whistle in medium and 5 minutes in slow flame.

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Once the pressure releases open and mash the dal.

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Wash and dry the keerai

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Finely chop them and keep it ready

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Heat oil in the pan and temper with keerai vadagam

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Then add finely chopped onions and saute nicely.

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Then add chopped tomatoes and saute till mushy.

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Finally add the chopped keerai and saute till it shrinks little.

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Then add salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder.

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Add little water and allow it to cook.

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Once it is cooked add the dal and mix

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Bring it to boil and switch off the flame.

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Manathakkali keerai kootu is ready.

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11 thoughts on “Manathakkali Keerai Kootu Recipe | Keerai Kootu | Keerai Sambar”

  • Keerai kootu is my favorite. Liked your recipe where you have skipped the traditional way of adding coconut paste and used onion tomatoes instead for making the kootu . I love to have keerai kootu with hot rice anf some roasted papad
  • A very nutritious dish with greens and lentils. We make this delicious Kootu too, and absolutely love it. I like how you have added Keerai vadagam to yours - would love to know more about them. Do you make them at home? If so, please do share the recipe!
    • Yes Priya we make at home. We use small onions, mustard, pepper and some other spices to make them. My aunty used to make and send to us every year. will get the exact measurements from her and share the recipe
  • This curry with lentils and black nightshade leaves looks so healthy and comforting. I've not tried the leaves or the berries but would love to use them at least once if given the opportunity. Perfect way to enjoy the nutrients of this unique plant.
  • Moong dal curry looks comforting nutritious and delicious. I must say its a super easy and super tempting dish. I would love to have this healthy and delicious dal with greens any time.
  • I did not at first realise keerai is a leafy vegetable. I thought it was all leafy vegetables are called keerai. I have heard a lot about it. This kootu sounds absolutely delicious. I must make it for the girls they will like it. A great way for me to feed them leafy vegetables.
  • The manathakkali keerai looks very delicious Narmadha !! The lentil and greens make a filling and soulful meal along with some steamed rice foe me.
  • Your version of keerai kootu sounds delicious. We use coconut to make kootu. One of my favourite kootu recipes. Would love to try your version sometime. Just need some rice , ghee and papad to polish it off.
  • Manathakkali keerai kottu looks super tasty and very healthy Narmadha, adding vadagam is very interesting. Surely will try this nutritious recipe, love to have it with hot pulkhas or even with rice. Your plate looking very tasty and inviting, mainly roasted broccoli it's too good.
  • Getting these leaves here is a dream for me... I am so loving this kootu.. my paati used to make it (of course without onion and tomatoes) , but in a coconut base so freuqently whiule we were growing up... ur version seems pefect with some rasam saadham and nei... wow..

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