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Thursday, November 10, 2011

PARUPPU KEERAI KOOTU - STEP BY STEP


PARUPPU KEERAI KOOTU



Lentils with vegetables or  greens(Keerai) is definitely a wonderful and healthy combination.This dish is very nutritious and adding coconut paste enhances the taste . This goes well with roti's or with rice. 

For this kootu you need

1 bunch of fresh Paruppu keerai
1 tomato
1 cup of moong dal
2 nos. of garlic
1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder
Salt

For Seasoning

1 tsp. of mustard and urad dal
A sprig of curry leaves
Oil

For Grinding

1/2 cup of grated coconut
2 green chillies
1/2 tsp. of cumin seeds

Preparation

Discard leaves from the stem and clean the leaves with water.


In a pressure cooker, add moong dal with turmeric powder, garlic ,tomato and water. Allow it for 4-5 whistles or until the dal is done.


In a pan, add the paruppu keerai leaves along with sufficient water ,close with a lid. Cook until the leaves turn soft.


When the leaves are cooked add the moongdal and stir it gently, now add the grinded coconut paste, mix it well and allow it to cook for a couple of mins. Finally temper with the seasoning ingredients.


Delicious Paruppu Keerai Kootu is ready to be served................


Serve it with hot rice / roti's and enjoy :)

33 comments:

Rumana Rawat said...

Lovely curry...

faseela said...

Looks Delicious........


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Looks Delicious........


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Priya said...

Super comforting kootu, i can have it everyday simply with pickle and rice..

ente pachakasala said...

creamy n yummy curry

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds very nice, should be flavorful with garlic!

jeyashrisuresh said...

even i love the addition of garlic in this

Priti said...

Looks yum ...perfect with some rice ..

VineelaSiva said...

Healthy,tasty dal .Love it .

Tina said...

Healthy and delicious combo..

Aarthi said...

yummy yummy..Delicious..Thanks for the recipe dear

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kitchen queen said...

lip smacking yummilicious tempting and healthy keerai kootu.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Delicious and healthy kottu...

S.Menaga said...

lovely n healthy kootu!!

Neha said...

Nice and healthy curry...Looks very yummy..

divya said...

Sounds very interesting and tempting.. thanks for the awesome recipe :)

sangee vijay said...

lovely recipe...i just love it with rice n mango pickle

aipi said...

So homey n delicious looking ~ very well explained!
USMasala

Rekha shoban said...

healthy combo..nice presentation aruna!

Amina Khaleel said...

creamy and delicious..

Prathibha said...

very delicious kootu....looks yumm

Prathima Rao said...

A fresh & satisfying kootu...
Prathima Rao
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Pasta and Paratha said...

I have seen these leaves at the store but didn't know what to cook with them, your recipe looks great, will try it out.

Kaveri said...

A very nutritious and protein packed kootu...perfect with some steaming hot rice

hemalata said...

Very nice n yummy kootu,looks creamy.

chitraj.hegde said...

wow..yummy curry...even I prepared dhal fdrom methi leaves..adding coconut paste is quite interesting..will try next time....

Women World said...

Healthy curry. I used to say this keerai as vendhaya keerai. The kootu is perfect and yummy.

Priyanka said...

Yummy curry...loved the idea of step wise photos

Ambreen said...

Sounds great, nice combination!

Kavi... said...

love the strep wise pics! great keerai kootu! If you have the time, please go through my Healthy Lunch Event rules & link the post there. Thanks!
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Kurryleaves said...

healthy and yummy looking curry..

Uma said...

It is one of my comfort keerai kootu. Love it.

San said...

Keerai kootu topped with ghee on rice is heavenly. Yours is luscious aruna.