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5 from 1 vote

Spinach Kootu | Keerai Kootu

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Vaishali


  • 1 16- oz package frozen chopped spinach , zapped in the microwave for a few minutes until tender (it took around 5 minutes in mine to thaw and cook it)
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp udad dal (black gram dal)
  • 1 tomato , diced
  • 1 tsp fenugreek (methi) seeds
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1/2 cup
  • coconut milk
  • or 1/4 cup fresh coconut shreds
  • Salt to taste


  • Grind the fenugreek seeds, red chillies and coconut milk into a smooth paste.
  • In a saucepan, combine the ground masala and the spinach. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer five minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a small skillet. Add the mustard seeds, and when they sputter, add the udad dal.
  • Fry the dal until lightly golden and then add the tomato. Cook for another minute until the tomato begins to break down.
  • Pour on the kootu. Add salt to taste and serve hot.