Kootu is mildly spiced coconut based South Indian stew with vegetables and lentils. Kootu is really easy to make and very healthy too. Kootu can be had with plain rice or served as a side dish for rasam or vathakuzhambu. Also see my other kootu recipes - bottlegourd kootu and chow-chow kootu.
Today I'm sharing one of my favorite - keerai kootu. I have used palak/spinach to make this kootu but you can use other varieties of greens too. This keerai kootu can be had with rice and some vegetable curry. Since its mildly spiced, it goes well with vathakuzhambu and rasam. We enjoyed a hearty meal with this kootu, brinjal fry, jeera milagu rasam and hot piping rice!
Notes and Tips
- You can use 2 dry red chillies instead of green chillies.
- The kootu generally has thick consistency. So add water according and once it has thickened slightly, remove from heat.