Vallarai Keerai or Brahmi leaves which it is called in english is really healthy for us and increases memory power, so good for kids. I have three recipes of that keerai in this blog, check out my vallarai keerai sambar, vallarai keerai thogayal. This is another simple recipe which can be prepared using that keerai.
I made this kootu so many days before and served it with paruppu rasam and vazhakkai chukka fry. It was truly yummy, vallarai keerai has a little bitterness, so i added a tiny bit of sugar to balance it and it really worked. You can check out my other kootu recipes and spinach recipes too..Hope you will love this and let me know if you try this.
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 4 to 5
Vallarai Keerai / Brahmi leaves- 2 cup chopped finely
Yellow Split Moong Dal / Pasi paruppu - 1/2 cup
Tomatoes - 1 large chopped
Garlic - 2 fat cloves
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Fresh Coconut - 1/2 cup Grated
Dry Red Chilli - 2
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Rice Flour / Arisi Mavu - 1 tblspn
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds/ Jeerakam - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu paruppu - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya podi - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves a sprig
Take all grinding ingredients in a blender, add some water and make it into smooth puree.
Take dal, spinach, tomatoes, garlic, turmeric powder and water in a pressure cooker. Cook it for 2 whistle, simmer the flame for 10 mins. Turn the heat off and let the steam go all by itself.
Now open the cooker and put it back on stove. Add salt, sugar and ground masala. Mix well. Adjust the consistency with some water.Let this simmer for 5 mins..
Now make seasoning by heating oil and frying all seasoning ingredients in it. Pour this over the kootu and mix well.
Serve with rice.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Take coconut, cumin seeds and dry red chilli in a blender|
|add a spoonful of rice flour|
|make it into a smooth puree|
|take moong dal in a cooker|
|add in chopped vallarai keerai|
|add in cubed tomatoes|
|couple of garlic cloves|
|little turmeric powder|
|add water and cook it|
|now everything is cooked|
|put it back on stove|
|add some salt|
|a little sugar|
|bring it to boil|
|mix well and cook for few mins|
|now heat some oil|
|add seasoning ingredients|
|pour that over the kootu|