When i came to Singapore the first acquaintance i had ,was one who was from Chennai side . i liked her cooking very much because they do not include coconut in cooking . i learnt a lot from her and especially the different taste of the same vegetable because of the varied cooking style could be noticed by me .
Amaranthus / mullai Keerai – 1 bundle
Moong dal -1 cup
Green chill – 4
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Saunf -1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1 tsp
Wash and cut the greens into small pieces .
Cook moong dal in a cooker and mash it well.
Cook the Greens with turmeric powder and little water .
In another kadai add little oil and add mustard seeds, Saunf .
Then add onion , garlic and tomato and sauté well.
When they are cooked three fourth add this to the cooked spinach .
Add salt and cooked moong dal to the greens and simmer for a while .
Keerai kootu without coconut is ready and this can be made with any vegetable.
Although a side dish this can be used to mix with rice and eat along with any spicy curry.