Sunday, March 14, 2010


This is a very simple recipe but the taste is delicious!


Thuar dal- ¾ cup
Split Green chillies-4
Finely chopped onion-1
Finely crushed tomato-2 cups
Small garlic flakes-10
Finely chopped coriander leaves- half cup
Finely chopped keerai-3 cups
Turmeric powder- half sp
Salt to taste
Oil-4 tbsp
Cumin seeds- half sp
Asafotida –half sp


Pressure cook the dal.
Heat a pan and pour the oil.
Add the cumin seeds and when they splutter add the onion and fry them to golden brown.
Add the tomatoes with the green chillies, asafotida, turmeric powder and the garlic flakes and fry them until the tomatoes are mashed well and the oil floats on the surface.
Add the dal and when it starts to boil add the keerai with enough salt.
Boil for some minutes until the keerai is cooked without changing its green colour.
Pour a spoon of ghee and serve.


Either palak keerai or mulaikkeerai will give great taste to this dish.


  1. Dear Mrs.Mano,

    Warm welcome to the blogosphere.... The dishes and the layout looks wonderful.


  2. Dear Pavithra!

    Thanks a lot for visiting my blog as well as giving nice feedback on my dishes.

  3. mano akka,keerai koottu with this much thakkaali,mouth watering.shhh....

  4. Dear Asiya!

    This thakkaaLi koottu is very famous among our relatives and friends. This is the most favourite dish in my home also!