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Keerai Kootu

keerai kootu

This keerai kootu can be made with any type of spinach. Here is a list of different kinds of spinach (keerai). This dish is served with steam rice.

Keerai Kootu

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Recipe by S Kamala Course: KootuCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This keerai kootu can be made with any type of spinach. This is served with steam rice.


  • Spinach (Keerai) – 1 bunch

  • Green Gram dhal – ½ cup

  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp

  • Onion – 1/2 chopped finely

  • Sambar powder- 1 tsp

  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp

  • Coconut gratings – 1 tablespoon

  • Jeera – 1 tsp

  • Oil- 2 tsp

  • Salt – ½ teaspoon


  • Cook green gram dhal till soft.
  • Remove the roots and wash the keerai thoroughly. Chop the keerai finely.
  • Place the chopped keerai in a thick bottomed vessel. Add salt, sambar powder and turmeric powder. Close it with a lid. Cook the keerai in slow flame. No need to add water since the keerai will cook in its own water content.
  • When the keerai is cooked, add cooked dhal mashed nicely.
  • Grind coconut and jeera to a paste and add this also to the keerai.
  • Add little water and make it semi liquid. Allow to boil.
  • Season it with mustard and chopped onion.
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