Palak kootu recipe | Poongodi’s kitchen

Palak / spinach  kootu recipe is a simple and healthy dish prepared with green fresh palak, moong dal, grated coconut, cumin seeds and salt and served as side dish along with rice. We have already prepared few recipes using palak such as

palak Paratha

 Gobi palak Masala

Palak baby corn gravy

Aloo Palak gravy

Leafy green Palak Paneer gravy

masiyal with palak

Palak kootu recipe – Ingredients:-
  • palak – 1 bunch
  • moong dal / paasipayaru – 1/2 cup (100 gms)
  • oil – 1 tsp
  • cumin seeds / seeragam – 1 tsp
  • onion – 1 (chopped)
  • green chillies – 2 (slit)
  • red chillies – 2
  • grated coconut / thengai thuruval – 2 tblsp
  • salt – to taste

Palak kootu recipe – Method of preparation:-

1. Firstly wash and chop palak and keep it ready. Chop onion, green chillies, red chillies and take one tea spoon of cumin seeds in a cup.

Chopped onion, green chillies, red chillies and cumin seeds
Chopped onion, green chillies, red chillies and cumin seeds

2. Secondly heat one tea spoon of oil in a fry pan and put cumin seeds in it.

Cumin seeds added to fry pan
Cumin seeds added to fry pan

3. When it splutters add chopped onion, green chillies and red chillies.

Chopped onion, green chillies and red chillies added
Chopped onion, green chillies and red chillies added

4. After that when onions change colour add chopped palak leaves and sauté for few minutes.

Chopped palak leaves added
Chopped palak leaves added

5. Mean while cook moong dal with a cup of water and 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder in a separate open container.

Cooking moong dal
Cooking moong dal

6. Now see the fry pan with palak. Palak will start to ooze out water while cooking. Keep the stove in low flame and close the fry pan using a lid.

Cooking palak
Cooking palak

7. After five to ten minutes the palak will be well cooked. At this stage you can add cooked moong dal andsalt. Keep in low flame and mix well.

Cooked moong dal and salt added
Cooked moong dal and salt added

8. Finally add grated coconut and mix well.

Grated coconut added
Grated coconut added

9. Switch off the stove and transfer to a serving bowl. You can serve as side dish with meals.

Palak kootu recipe
Palak kootu recipe

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