“Arai Keerai” (அரை கீரை) refers to the amaranth leaves during their middle stages of growth. This kootu can be prepared with any variety of spinach. Here is a compilation of various types of spinach (keerai).
Arai Keerai Kootu is a South Indian vegetarian dish made with arai keerai (greens), lentils, and coconut. It is a healthy and nutritious dish that is easy to prepare and goes well with rice or chapatis.