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 :)
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. Looks Delicious........


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  2. Looks Delicious........


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

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  4. Sounds very nice, should be flavorful with garlic!

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  5. even i love the addition of garlic in this

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  6. Looks yum ...perfect with some rice ..

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  7. Healthy and delicious combo..

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

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  9. lip smacking yummilicious tempting and healthy keerai kootu.

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

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

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

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  13. So homey n delicious looking ~ very well explained!
    USMasala

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  14. healthy combo..nice presentation aruna!

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  15. A fresh & satisfying kootu...
    Prathima Rao
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  16. 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.

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

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  18. Very nice n yummy kootu,looks creamy.

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

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

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

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

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

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