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.
Aruna Manikandan

I am a passionate cook and love to experiment various cuisines , in my kitchen. This blog is my humble attempt to register a copy of recipes that I learn and try . Feel free to experiment with my recipes and adjust accordingly to suit your taste and requirements.Hope you enjoy :)


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