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.
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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How to make Keerai Kootu with step by step pictures
Take 1/3 cup dal and wash it.
Add water along with turmeric and hing.
Pressure cook it for 1 whistle and 5 minutes in slow flame.
Open, mash the dal and keep it ready.
Finely chop the onions and keep it ready
Clean and wash the Spinach
Add Jeera, salt and green chilli to spinach with little water.
Allow it to boil till it shrinks.
Mash it and keep it ready. Heat oil in kadai and temper with keerai vadagam
Add the finely chopped onions and saute for few minutes
Then add the mashed spinach and saute quickly
Then add the cooked dal.
Allow it to boil till raw smell goes. Check the seasoning and adjust the salt.
Serve it with hot rice.