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Monday, June 27, 2011

Amaranth Leaves /Mulai Keerai Kootu

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AMARANTH LEAVES/MULAI KEERAI KOOTU WITH DALS


Mulai Keerai Kootu - Leaves have high nutritional value and are extremely rich in anti-oxidants.Amaranth leaves can be red, green or purple. This is a simple recipe with dals. Serve with hot rice along with ghee and enjoy :)

For this recipe you need

1 bunch of fresh amaranth /mulai keerai
1/2 cup of thuvar dal
1/2 cup of moong dal
1/2 cup of chana dal
1 tomato
1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder
2 nos. of garlic pods
A pinch of cumin powder
Oil
Salt

For seasoning

1/2 tsp. of mustard and urad dal
2 red chillies
A pinch of asafoetida
A spring of curry leaves
Preparation

Pressure cook all the dals, with water along with turmeric powder, cumin powder and garlic, allow it for 4 to 5 whistles. Keep it aside.

Wash and clean the leaves well and chop them finely.


In a heavy bottomed vessel, add the keerai with sufficient water, and allow the leaves to get cooked.Now add the dals and mix it gently.Add required amount of salt and allow it to cook for 10 mins. in low flame.


Heat a tsp. of  oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when they stop spluttering , add urad dal saute for a min, spilt and add red chillies along with asafoetida, followed by curry leaves. 

Finally add these to the dal.

Healthy delicious kootu is ready to be served.


Serve it hot with rice and enjoy :)

Note :

Adding all three dals, gives a thick consistency for this kootu.

If you want , you can grind 1 tbsp. of coconut with 1/2 tsp. of cumin seeds along with a green chilly, to a smooth paste and add it to the dal.

39 comments:

purabi naha said...

That's an excellent recipe. I liked it so much! Shall save it...it is just perfec!

Priti said...

Looks yum ..love this any time

Suja said...

Healthy and delicious kootu..nice recipe.

Prathima Rao said...

I love amaranth...This dish is so healthy & looks so comforting & inviting!!!
Prathima Rao
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Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking flavours

Anncoo said...

Yes, this looks so delicious and healthy. Wish I can try some :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very healthy and tasty recipe. Already bookmarked it for future preparations.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

aipi said...

Perfect with hot hot rice n papad!
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SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

so healthy and perfect with hot rice and rotis !!

Suman Singh said...

Healthy and flavorful dish..thanks for sharing the recipe!

Hari Chandana said...

So healthy and delicious kootu.. looks perfect !!!!!
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Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy and tasty kootu... Perfect for a one pot meal too...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious kootu...

ente pachakasala said...

healthy and delicious

Sobha Shyam said...

very healthy n delicious dish..looks great..if u r interested, send it to my event :)

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savitha ramesh said...

very healthy and tasty treat.
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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That dal looks delicious and comforting.

divya said...

So healthy and delicious kootu.. looks perfect !!!!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Keerai kootu luks so tempting
Aruna,Very healthy too.

Shanavi said...

Love the keerai kootu.. Enaku migavum pidithadhu..

sonu said...

healthy and delicious !

Madhura Manoj said...

Healthy & comforting kootu.
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a girl's diary said...

so healthy nd yet so delicious...great combo

Prathibha said...

Nice n healthy kootu

Sheeba Asariah said...

yummy awesome recipe

Priya said...

I love this keerai kootu,havent had since a long,inviting..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Keerai kootu is our favorite,looks so gud,we always make with coconut,ur recipe sounds good,have to try this way!

Krishnaveni said...

healthy recipe, looks so good

Sutapa said...

A very excellent recipe healthy and delicious! In Bengal we just chop this leaves and fry it with garlic and chopped green chilies but never used it with daal.. a must try for me!

Ambreen said...

Never tried this before, sounds healthy and delicious!

PAV's said...

It looks great n healthy too. Nice clicks...

soujanya said...

Looks real yummy...
just perfect...

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks delicious ..v healthy and yummy Kootu:)

thekitchenaffaire said...

Woww.. looks nice.. I havent tried amaranth leaves ever. I have to try these :D Yumm..

Rumana Rawat said...

Looks very yummy:)

Kanchana Radhakrishnan said...

healthy recipe.

Gita Jaishankar said...

Kootu looks very delicious...mulai keerai is my favorite greens too :)

ANU said...

Interesting recipe..

Sridevi said...

Delicious Kootu. tastes yum with those fresh greens.