Mar 3, 2008

Spinach Kootu

This is something which I learnt from my MIL. We can make this kootu with or without dhal. In case of immediate requirement, can make this kootu without dhal. This receipe I am writing here is without dhal. The main ingredients are as follow...

Ingredients:-
  1. Spinach - 1 box (frozen)
  2. Onion - 1/2 finely chopped
  3. Fresh coconut - 1 tbsp
  4. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  5. Green chillies - 3 (acc to taste
  6. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  7. Salt to taste
For Seasoning:-
  1. Oil - 1 tsp
  2. Mustard Seeds- 1/2 tsp
  3. Urid dhal - 1/2 tsp
  4. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  5. Curry leaves - few
First thaw the frozen spinach and cook it for 5 to 6 mts. in microwave. Take it out and keep it aside. Now take coconut+greenchillies+cumin seeds+onion and grind it into a fine paste. Take a wide pan, pre heat oil, add mustard, allow it to splutter, now add urid dhall, asafoetida powder and curry leaves and fry it to golden brown. Now add the cooked spinach to it. Add a cup of water, turmeric powder, salt and coconut paste to it **. Let it cook for another 5 mts. Now spinach kootu is ready to serve. We can use this kootu with rice, chapathi, poori.

** - If you have plans to add dhall, we can add it in this stage. Toor dal(1/2cup) + Moong dal (2 tbsp) cooked will work.
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