Jul 26, 2014

Vallarai Keerai Kootu Recipe / Keerai Kootu Recipe / Brahmi Leaves Kootu Recipe

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

For Grinding:
Fresh Coconut - 1/2 cup Grated
Dry Red Chilli - 2
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Rice Flour / Arisi Mavu - 1 tblspn

For Seasoning:
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

ground masala

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

mix well



  1. Kootu looks so comforting and delicious.

  2. Awesome.. it's really yummy..

  3. been looking for a nice recipe of this to try. Thanks for sharing this.



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