Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Agathi Keerai Kootu/Agathi Keerai Paasi Paruppu Kootu

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and super delicious Agathi Keerai Kootu with paasi paruppu/moong dal. Agathi Keerai has numerous health benefits loaded with vitamin A, E, C and other minerals like calcium, phosphorous, Iron etc. It contains 8.4% of protein, 1.4% of fat, 3.1% of minerals. Agathi Keerai helps in easy digestion, cures acidity related problems, regulates urination, cures stomach ulcer and reduces the stress to a great extent. I have mentioned only few benefits of Agathi Keerai , with this short note let's moves on to the kootu recipe. Do check out Agathi Keerai Poriyal I have posted earlier here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Kootu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Agathi Keerai Kootu with step by step photos…
Ingredients
Agathi Keerai
1 small bunch
Pasi Paruppu/Moong Dal
¼ cup
Onion
1 big  finely chopped
Tomato
2 small finely chopped
Red Chilli Powder
½ tsp
Coriander Seeds Powder
½ tsp
Turmeric Powder
½ tsp
Salt
As needed

For Roasting & Grinding Masala Powder         
Bengal Gram Dal/Kadalai Paruppu
2 tsp
Black Pepper/Milagu
1 tsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
1 tsp

For Grinding
Coconut
¼ cup
Fennel Seeds/Sombu
1 tsp

For Tempering
Gingelly Oil
1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds/Kadugu
½ tsp
Urad Dal/Ullutham Paruppu
¼ tsp
Perungayam/Asafoetida
¼ tsp
Preparation Time: 15 minutes                      Recipe Category: Keerai Kootu
Cooking Time: 30 minutes                             Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Author: Priya Anandakumar
Method    

Remove the leaves of the agathi keerai from the stalk.


Wash it thoroughly with water atleast 2-3 times, drain the water and keep it aside.


Wash paasi paruppu/moong dal thoroughly with water. Add ¾ cup of water, ¼ tsp of turmeric powder in a bowl and pressure cook for 1 whistle and switch off the stove and keep it aside.

To make masala powder, dry roast the kadalai paruppu till golden brown and transfer it to a plate.


Add black pepper, cumin seeds and fry well until nice aroma arises. Switch off the stove and let it cool.

Add roasted kadalai paruppu, black pepper, cumin seeds to a mixer and grind it to fine powder and keep it aside.


Grind the coconut and fennel seeds into a paste with required water and keep it aside.


To Make Kootu

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, splutter mustard seeds, urad dal and fry until the dal turn to golden brown color.

Add finely chopped onions and saute them until they turn translucent.


Now add the tomatoes and saute well until they turn mushy.


Add agathi keerai and fry well until the keerai shrinks.


Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and mix well for about 30 seconds.

Add coconut paste and mix really well.


Add the cooked pasi paruppu, required salt and mix really well.


Add one cup of water and pressure cook for about 2 whistles and switch off the stove.


Wait for the steam to release, then add the ground masala powder and mix really well.

Delicious, healthy and heavenly tasting Agathi Keerai Kootu is ready to be enjoyed.

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