Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Keerai kootu ( Amaranth with dhal )

  This was a  old post , was in the draft for a long time . Though the picture won't look nice , the recipe was so delicious. I will update picture soon.
   This is a famous kootu which is served in the lunch menu. It is healthy as it contains iron and protein from the greens and dhal. Besides , other kootu , it tastes great.
Requirements :
Amaranth leaves – a bunch
Red chilly – 1
Green chilly – 2
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Rice - 1/2 tsp
Shallots - - 10
Tomato -1
Tuvar dhal – ½ cup
Oil – 2tbs
Cumin – 1/ 4 tsp
Pepper – 5 corns
Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
Curry leave – a sprig

Method :
Cook tuvar dhal separately.
Heat oil in a pan , add mustard seeds and allow to splutter.
Now , add dry chilly , shallots , tomato and sauté well.
Add green chilly and turmeric powder.
Now add the chopped amaranth leaves , rice and allow to cook for five minutes.
Add cooked dhal and salt to taste.
Cook for another two minutes.
Keerai kootu is ready to serve.

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