Palak keerai Kootu | Spinach Kootu | Keerai Sambar

Palak keerai Kootu | Spinach Kootu | Keerai Sambar
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Palak keerai Kootu | Spinach Kootu | Keerai Sambar recipe with step by step pictures and instructions. Learn how to make healthy and nutritious Keerai kootu. Keerai Kootu is greens cooked in dal. Spinach is loaded with lot of nutrients and rich in Iron and contains antioxidant properties. Make sure to include lot of greens in your diet.  I make it in couple of different ways. This method is simple and we add only green chilli for spiciness and perfect for kids. 

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I make keerai atleast once in a week. This is one of the most common menu in our routine as I make this as alternative to sambar/Kuzhambu and serve it with rice. You can use any type of greens for this recipe. Amma used to mash the keerai in clay pot. I don’t mash it too much as we like to have it as such. You can grind it in blender too. 

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Do try and let me know your feedback. You can also try below recipes

One pot Tiffin Sambar

Onion Tomato Masala

Quick Besan Curry

Tiffin Sambar

Palak Poori

Serves 2-3 people

Palak keerai kadaiyal

5 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Palak Keerai 1 bunch(180 grams)
  • Green Chilli 3 small
  • Jeera 1/2 tsp
  • Salt as required
  • Toor dal/Moong dal 1/3 cup
  • Water 1 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Hing 1/4 tsp
  • Onions 1
  • Oil 2 tsp
  • Keerai Vadagam 1 tbsp

Instructions

  1. Take 1/3 cup dal and wash it.
  2. Add water along with turmeric and hing.
  3. Pressure cook it for 1 whistle and 5 minutes in slow flame.
  4. Open, mash the dal and keep it ready.
  5. Finely chop the onions and keep it ready
  6. Clean and wash the Spinach
  7. Add Jeera, salt and green chilli to spinach with little water.
  8. Allow it to boil till it shrinks.
  9. Mash it and keep it ready.
  10. Heat oil in kadai and temper with keerai vadagam
  11. Add the finely chopped onions and saute for few minutes
  12. Then add the mashed spinach and saute quickly
  13. Then add the cooked dal.
  14. Allow it to boil till raw smell goes. Check the seasoning and adjust the salt.
  15. Serve it with hot rice.

Notes

If you don't have keerai vadagam you can temper with mustard and urad dal

You can grind the keerai in blender for smooth texture. I usually mash them as we like it that way.

Adjust the consistency as you like. You can add more water to make it thin.

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How to make Keerai Kootu with step by step pictures

Take 1/3 cup dal and wash it.

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Add water along with turmeric and hing.

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Pressure cook it for 1 whistle and 5 minutes in slow flame.

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Open, mash the dal and keep it ready.

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Finely chop the onions and keep it ready

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Clean and wash the Spinach

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Add Jeera, salt and green chilli to spinach with little water.

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Allow it to boil till it shrinks.

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Mash it and keep it ready. Heat oil in kadai and temper with keerai vadagam

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Add the finely chopped onions and saute for few minutes

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Then add the mashed spinach and saute quickly

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Then add the cooked dal.

Allow it to boil till raw smell goes. Check the seasoning and adjust the salt.

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Serve it with hot rice.

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