This is a very simple kootu and is packed with nutrients from spinach. I learnt it from my MIL and I fell in love with it immediately. Although I vary the ingredients for grinding off and on, this is by far the simplest and tastiest. This is also K’s favorite and hence it is on the menu often. One variation would be to use a couple of teaspoons of rasam powder instead of the masala. Another variation would be to grind the ingredients that I have mentioned in Avarakai Kootu instead of cumin, chilly and coconut. As I said kootu can be made in tons of ways. Is there a different method you like to share? Do let me know in the comments. Now off to the recipe.
5 cups chopped spinach
1/2 cup moong dal
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard
salt to taste
2 tsp coconut
2 tsp jeera
2 red chillies
Cook the dal separately. Chop the spinach. I use a food processor.
Cook the spinach using a little water. Add asafoetida and salt.
Meanwhile grind the ingredients under “To grind”
The spinach is all cooked now.
Add the ground masala to the cooked spinach.
Let the mix boil for few minutes. Then add the cooked dal.
Mix well. Turn off the stove in 5 minutes. Do the tadka with mustard seeds and add to kootu.
Simple right. Healthy and tasty spinach kootu ready to be served with rice.
The first pic was updated on 4/22/2013.
33 Responses to Spinach Kootu
perfect and so healthy and with addition of rice, it gets everything one needs in a meal
very healthy and all time fav dish for me n my hubby!!!
Hi Vardhini… My mom prepares it the same way and we all enjoy each and every bit of it.
super and wonderful spinach kootu !!
another hot fav and standby dish in our home – Love the presentation with the rice
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wow vardhini it looks absolutely delicious….
its very healthy and yummy dish
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Thats a wonderful,healthy and my kind of kootu, love it anytime,serve me with some lemon pickle, will finish it in no time..
Healthy and yummy curry..delicious.
Hi dear. I do make kootu in the similar way, except that I add some chopped small onions to enhance the taste. The pics are very inviting!!!
Spinach is my favourite too but never tried making it this way.. Yummy yum..
looks healthy and delicious dear
Looks absolutely yummy. Would be great with rice!
Hmmm, look so delicious with rice, yum!
healthy, testy mis.. Nice one.
Delicious & healthy kootu!!!!
Healthy and delicious looking kootu…
healthy and delicious
Awesome recipe and the spicing. It is so new for me, cant wait to make it. The photographs are outstanding, specially the whole leaves and the food processor chopper tip sticking out… ha..ha.
Also I like the detailing you have given, is very useful unlike the stupid recipe books.
will tell you the outcome as soon as I cook this.
Have a nice weekend
looks real tasty!!!
I too make my kootu this way but instead of adding moong daal I add toor daal…looks lovely.
love this so much..i am great spinach fan..Healthy and tasty one for sure..liked ur version!
Delicious kootu this recipe is so interesting n might taste great too…going to try this way soon…inviting platter..,I have one recipe for your spinach event…will post n link to u soon have a great weekend!!!
wow great flavours…looks gud dear…..love the masala u made…will try it next time
Looks delicious! I love all versions of cooked spinach! And, I like that you're serving it over a bed of white rice!
Looks delicious, I also do it almost the same way.
yummy spinach kootu..healthy version too..
Delicious kootu with spinach and dal. Love it.
Healthy and comfort koottu!
I do almost the same way except the tadka!
Catchy platter..A good veggie meal to finish ur day..
Yummy and healthy recipe.. looks really good !!
keerai with dal gr8 combination…
Yummy and delicious recipe.. looks gr8 !!