Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Palak kootu

Palak kootu

Palak/pasalai keerai is a spinach variety which is rich in iron and minerals. Palak kootu is a mild spiced side dish that goes very well with Hot Rice and Rasam or any tangy gravies. 


palak/pasalai keerai       -1 bunch
shallots                           -4 chopped
chana dhal/bengal gram -1/3 cup
green chili                       -3

To temper:

mustard seeds                 -1/4 tsp
cumin seeds                    -1/4 tsp
hing/asafoetida               -pinch
turmeric                           -pinch
shredded coconut           -11/2 tbsp

Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time     :  20 min


  • In a pressure cooker add chana dhal/bengal gram with water and pressure cook for a whistle.

  • Wash the Palak/Pasalai keerai thoroughlt.After the pressure go off open the cooker and add the roughly chopped Palak and chopped shallots to it .

  • Simmer and keep it for 10 minutes.Meanwhile in another pan heat oil and add ingredients listed under to temper.

  • Now add the tempering to the cooked palak and mix well .Let it cook for another 1 minute.

  • Palak kootu is ready to serve with Hot Rice 
Serves 3

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