Manathakkali Keerai Kootu Recipe | Keerai Kootu | Keerai Sambar
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.
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.
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
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.
Once the pressure releases open and mash the dal.
Wash and dry the keerai
Finely chop them and keep it ready
Heat oil in the pan and temper with keerai vadagam
Then add finely chopped onions and saute nicely.
Then add chopped tomatoes and saute till mushy.
Finally add the chopped keerai and saute till it shrinks little.
Then add salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder.
Add little water and allow it to cook.
Once it is cooked add the dal and mix
Bring it to boil and switch off the flame.
Manathakkali keerai kootu is ready.
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