Dec 5, 2008

Keerai kootu

This is a healthy way to have spinach. It is both tasty as well as nutritious. It tastes best when accompanied with rice and dhall. Even people who hate spinach tend to like this version of spinach. This can also be prepared with frozen spinach in a matter of minutes. Just squeeze out excess water if using frozen spinach.


Spinach (chopped) - 4 cups

Moong dhall - 1 cup

Ginger - 1 inch grated

Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Onion - 1/2 small sized

Green chillies - 3

Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon

Urad dhall - 1 teaspoon

Oil - 1 spoon

Curry leaves - few

Asafoetida - 1 pinch

Salt to taste


In a pressure cooker, add the moong dhall, turmeric, asafoetida and water and pressure cook for 1 whistle. In another vessel cook the spinach with a little salt until it starts getting wilted.

In a saucepan, add the oil, mustard seeds and urad dhall. Once it starts spluttering add the chopped onion, curry leaves, grated ginger and green chillies. Saute for a while.

Add the cooked spinach and moong dhall and cook in medium low for about 5 minutes.

Adjust salt and remove from heat.

Serve warm with dhall and rice. Just yummy!


  1. I too make the same way Divya..Goes well with hot rice and ghee.

  2. i to make this, minus onions .. its really yummy

  3. This is very healthy Divya, you can try sending it to Sangeeth's pregnancy contest if you like. This would be perfect.

  4. very healthy one divya. Love your ragi puttu

  5. Comfort food - especially the type my MIL makes, which somehow I just cant replicate....

  6. Wow healthy and yummy. Never tasted dal and spinach together. Wll try this out.

  7. Nice entry.. kootu looks yummy..i made little variation , called keerai Masiyal..

  8. I love keerai kootu and your version sounds yum.

  9. I love spinach! This looks delicious. Plus it's healthy!

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