10/31/12

KEERAI MOLAKOOTAL

Often my sil used to mention about  this ,which i found very similar to the usual keerai(greens) kootu, so i have never thought of trying this until last month....
Here is what she told me and it was surely bit different in taste than usual kootu.
INGREDIENTS:
Tur dhal - 1/2 cup
Spinach-1 big bunch washed and chopped or frozen- 2cups
Coconut-2 tbs
Jeera-1/2 tsp
Red chilli-2(to taste. This is usually mild)
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp(She did not mention but i usually use turmeric in all my cooking)
Urad dhal-1 tsp
Oil-1 tsp
Mustard- seasoning
Salt to taste
METHOD:
1)Pressure cook Dhal
2)Steam cook spinach or cook  in a pan with very little water.and cool.
3) Grind spinach  coarsely.
3).Dry fry urad, red chilli and jeera till urad turns golden brown and grind it  to paste along with coconut .
4)Heat a pan and add well cooked dhal ,spinach  paste and coconut paste and cook for few minutes. Add seasoning.Serve with rice or roti.





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