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Monday, February 15, 2010



For this Kootu you need

1 Bunch of fresh Fenugreek/ Vendaiya Keerai leaves
1 cup of Thuvar dal.
1/2 cup of Moong dal
1/2 cup of channa dal.
1 onion
2 green chillies(split lengthwise)
1 tomato
2 nos. of garlic
A pinch of asafoetida
A bunch of curry leaves
Salt to taste
1 tsp. of oil


Clean the Methi leaves and keep it aside.

In a pressure cooker, add the thuvar dal, channa dal, moong dal along with asafoetida, cumin seeds , turmeric powder , chopped tomato , garlic and with sufficient water.Allow it for 4 whistles.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard when they stop spluttering add the urad dal and curry leaves.

Add the chopped chillies and onion. Saute it for 5 mins.

Now add the cooked dal along with the methi leaves and salt.

Cover and cook in low flame, until the leaves are cooked. (Keep stirring occasionally)

Vendhaya Keerai Kootu is ready to be served.............

Serve it hot with Rice, Chapathi or Puri's and enjoy :)


For more taste , you can grind half cup of coconut with cumin seeds to a smooth paste and mix them after the leaves turn soft.


Pari said...

Hi.It is my favorite love having it with hot rice. Incidentally I have also posted a recipe with fenugreek..

Anncoo said...

Yes I just read Pari's post. Must be very nice since both of you posted the same ingredient of fenugreek :)

Jagruti said...

Lovely and delicious fenugreek the methi..

Nithya said...

Healthy and yummy for sure.

Deepa G Joshi said...

love to have this dal with nice steaming rice and some curds..great recipe..

Priya said...

Such a healthy kootu, looks yumm!!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow all the dhals in one thats really very tempting and healthy!!!

Madhavi said...

Delicious dal :))

Tina said...

Kootu looks yummy and delicious....

Malar said...

Lovely preasentation dear

suvaiyaana suvai said...

healthy kootu!

Deepti said...

Thanks for visiting me...i luv fennugreek leaves n ur dal luks yum.

Anupama said...

Must be a great tasting koottu. Never tried the combination of dhals with fenugreek greens.

Pavithra said...

Oh wow love this with hot rice...looks too tempting.,

Rohini said...

Surely too delicious dear..! This is new to me, shud try it soon!

Daisy Blue said...

I generally add coconut to this kootu..nice presentation..following you..

Surbhi said...

Hey, Nice Recipe :)