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Ponnanganni Keerai Kootu | How to Make Spinach Kootu Recipe | Spinach Dal

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Ponnanganni Keerai is a tamil name of a spinach variety . The name Ponnanganni meaning Pon means Gold and this spinach Variety  is as precious as gold . The taste of Ponnangani keerai is really good and it is one of the best taste in the spinach Varieties . The English name of the Ponnanganni Keerai is Dwarf Copperleaf or Sessile Joyweed . So now of to today's post Ponnanganni Keerai Kootu Recipe .

PONNANGANNI KEERAI KOOTU | HOW TO MAKE SPINACH KOOTU RECIPE | SPINACH DAL

PONNANGANNI KEERAI KOOTU | HOW TO MAKE SPINACH KOOTU RECIPE | SPINACH DAL


Keerai Kootu - Ingredients 

Preparation Time : 10 minutes | Recipe Category: CurryCooking Time : 20 minutes | Recipe Cuisine : Indian
  • Moong dal - 1 cup
  • Tomatoes -1 number , chopped
  • Green chilli - 2 number , slit
  •  Salt - to taste
  • Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
  • Hing - 1/4 teaspoon
Tempering:
  • Oil- 2 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds  - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad dal - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chili - 2 numbers
  • Ponnangani Keerai ( Spinach ) - 1/2 bunch , chopped
  • Onion - 1 number , chopped 
  • Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon

Method :

  • This is our Ponnangani Keerai Growing in our backyard .

PONNANGANNI KEERAI KOOTU | HOW TO MAKE SPINACH KOOTU RECIPE | SPINACH DAL

  • Chop the stems of this Keerai ( Spinach ) using the scissors .

PONNANGANNI KEERAI KOOTU | HOW TO MAKE SPINACH KOOTU RECIPE | SPINACH DAL

  • Separate the Leaves from the stem . Wash the leaves well to remove sand . Do not throw the stem . They can be used to make soups .
PONNANGANNI KEERAI KOOTU | HOW TO MAKE SPINACH KOOTU RECIPE | SPINACH DAL

  • In a pressure cooker add the washed Moong dal, Turmeric Powder ,chopped tomatoes, slit green chilli, , water and pressure cook the contents for  for 10 minutes till the dal is cooked well.Add salt 

PONNANGANNI KEERAI KOOTU | HOW TO MAKE SPINACH KOOTU RECIPE | SPINACH DAL

  •  In a Wok, heat oil add the mustard seeds allow it to pop ,add the  urad dal ,cumin seeds, chopped onions ,slit red chilli and  cook till onions become soft.Add the chopped Ponnangani Keerai ( Spinach )  leaves and stir for 2 minutes. Cook till leaves become soft .

PONNANGANNI KEERAI KOOTU | HOW TO MAKE SPINACH KOOTU RECIPE | SPINACH DAL

  • Transfer this to the cooked dal , add water to desired consistency  and bring the contents to a boil . 

PONNANGANNI KEERAI KOOTU | HOW TO MAKE SPINACH KOOTU RECIPE | SPINACH DAL
 
  • Poonangani Keerai Kootu is ready to serve . 

PONNANGANNI KEERAI KOOTU | HOW TO MAKE SPINACH KOOTU RECIPE | SPINACH DAL

Serve this Ponnangani Keerai kootu with steamed rice  rice,and flat breads .
Check out the Similar Recipes below :
  • Broccoli Dal 
  • Lettuce Dal 
  • Dill Dhal 
  • Dal Fry  Spinach Dal
Click here to View all the other dal recipes posted in the blog .  
Check out some spinach varieties in the blog below. 
  • Spinach Masiyal
  • Spinach Poriyal
  • Spinach Potato Fry
  • Methi Leaves Fry
  • Drumstick leaves Fry 

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