Happy New Year to you all!I am starting this year with a very simple recepie.
Kootu is one of the fundamentals of Tamil cooking...Whenever if you go to any parties/Marriages you will see this kootu..Everyone will have thier own recepie of making kootu..Mine is little time consuming but the end result will make no one resist to eating it..I love Spinach,I think I said it in many post..But thats true not only Spinach all the green Leafy vegetables..You can have this with either rice/chappathi.
Thing you Need
1.spinach- 1 bag
2.toor dhal/Moong dhal-3/4 cup
6.mustard seeds-1 tsp
8.dry chillies-2-4(split it into half)
9.shredded coconut-1 tbsp(optional)
10.shallots/small onion-3(finely chopped)
11.garlic-1 pod(finely chopped)
Cook and Mash the dhal along with salt and turmeric and keep it aside.
Cook the Spinach in a microwave high for 8-10 min with very little water.(by cooking the spinach in the microwave it will retains its color and freshness).
In a kadai add some oil and add the mustard,zeera,drychillies,garlic,shallots fry it for few mnts.
Add the Mashed dhal and spinach with the water then close the lid and cook it in a medium flame for just 2 mnts.
If you want you can finally top it of with the shredded coconut.