varieties of kootus

keerai kootu


  • Keerai(greens) - 1 bundle
  • Green gram dhal - 3 tbl. sp.
  • Salt - 1 tsp.
  • Asafoetida - a bit
  • Onion - 1 small size
  • Tomato - 1 small size
  • Garlic - 4
  • Sombu powder - 1/2 tsp.

Mulai keerai (amaranth) or any other meerai varieties can be used.

for masala

  • Grated coconut - 1tsp.
  • Fenugreek - 1 tsp.
  • Red chillies - 2

keerai kootu image

method of preparation

Wash the keerai well and cut into small pieces and cook till very soft. Cook the dhal seperately and add the keerai and salt.

Grind 1 table sp. of grated coconut, 1 tsp. of fenugreek and 2 red chillies into smooth paste and add to the above and mix well. Keep low fire and simmer for five minutes. In a small quantity of oil fry the chopped onion, garlic, sombu powder and tomato until brown colour exist and add to the kootu. Dissolve a tsp. of rice flour in a little water and add. Season with blackgram dhal and asafoetida.

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