Spinach Kootu | Keerai Kootu
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes
  • 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
  1. Grind the fenugreek seeds, red chillies and coconut milk into a smooth paste.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the ground masala and the spinach. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer five minutes.
  3. Heat the oil in a small skillet. Add the mustard seeds, and when they sputter, add the udad dal.
  4. Fry the dal until lightly golden and then add the tomato. Cook for another minute until the tomato begins to break down.
  5. Pour on the kootu. Add salt to taste and serve hot.