Keerai Kootu / Greens With Thor Dal

Keerai Kootu / Greens With Thor Dal - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
Keerai kootu is an authentic south indian delicacy which is prepared with greens and dal. The unique blend of coconut and dal makes it different from other preparations. It is quick and easy recipe which is si delicious with amazing aroma. Best served with piping hot steamed rice with a dollop of ghee.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Served As: Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: South Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 3


  • a leaves Keerai Leaves A Big Bunch keerai big
  • 1/4 cup Toor Dal
  • 1/4 cup Coconut
  • 1 Red Chillies dry
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • Water as required
  • to Temper
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1 leaves Curry
  • 1 Red Chillies dry broken
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida


  • Wash and clean the Keerai Leaves in running water and keep aside.
  • Take a pressure cooker add the toor dal and pressure cook for 5 mins. Remove and mash the dal and keep aside.
  • Grind the coconut, cumin and red chilli to a fine paste and keep aside.
  • Bring ½ cup of water to boil and quickly blanch the leaves with some salt for 3-5 mins.
  • Take off the leaves and reserve the water. Once cooled, mash the leaves by traditional pestle or gently pulse in a blender.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the mustard seeds and let it crackle.
  • Add urad dal, red chilli, curry leaves and asafoetida and saute for a min.
  • Add the coconut paste , salt, mashed dal and cook around 5 minutes.
  • Add the mashed keerai and cook for 2-3 mins and take off the heat.
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Akum Raj Jamir
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