Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Keerai (spinach) Kootu is a very common yet healthy side dish for rice varieties. It can be prepared with variety of spinaches (available in South India). But in US, such varieties are not available. So I ended up with this spinach. It can be used as side dish for adults or directly mixed with cooked rice and given to kids.
Spinach - 1 bunch
Onion - 1/2
Red (or) green chilli - 1 or 2
Cooked Thor daal (or) Uncooked yellow Moong daal - 1/2 cup
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 5
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
1. Clean and pick the spinach leaves.
2. In a pressure cooker, cook spinach, chopped onion, cooked thor daal (or) yellow moong daal, salt, red chilli along with 1 cup of water (3 whistles should do).
3. Season mustard seeds and curry leaves in oil in a separate pan.
4. After the pressure has gone, open the pressure cooker and add the tadka and garnish with grated coconut.