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

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  2. Healthy and delicious kootu..nice recipe.

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  3. I love amaranth...This dish is so healthy & looks so comforting & inviting!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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

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

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. Perfect with hot hot rice n papad!
    US Masala

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  7. so healthy and perfect with hot rice and rotis !!

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

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  9. So healthy and delicious kootu.. looks perfect !!!!!
    Indian Cuisine

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

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

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    COOK IT HEALTHY:PROTEINicious

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  12. That dal looks delicious and comforting.

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

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  14. Keerai kootu luks so tempting
    Aruna,Very healthy too.

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  15. Love the keerai kootu.. Enaku migavum pidithadhu..

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  16. so healthy nd yet so delicious...great combo

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

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

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  19. 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!

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  20. Never tried this before, sounds healthy and delicious!

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

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  22. Looks real yummy...
    just perfect...

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  23. Looks delicious ..v healthy and yummy Kootu:)

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

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

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  26. Delicious Kootu. tastes yum with those fresh greens.

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