Keerai Kootu ( Dill Greens dhal)

Dill Leaves Kootu is a southindian vegan/vegetarian curry served with roti or rice. 
Ingredients:
  • 1 Large Onion (Finely chopped)
  • 1 Large Tamatoe (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 Large bunch of Dill leaves (Cut into 1/2 inch peices)
  • 10 Pods Of Garlic ( Smashed a bit using mortar and pestle)
  • 4 to 5 Curry leaves
  • 3 to 4 Green Chilles (Slit in the middle)
  • 1/2 Cup  Split Mungbeans  ( wash and cook in a pressure cooker)
  • 1 Pinch Asafoetida 
  • 1 Tbsp Chilly powder
  • 1/2  Tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Split Black gram dal
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Dry Red Chilly
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil 
  • Salt to taste.
Method:
Heat a wok add oil allow to reach temperature start to temper with mustard seeds and cumin and black gram dal followed by  red chilli add asafoetida, fry for a minute.

Add  curry leaves, onions, tomatoes and green chilly fry till onion turns transparent.

Add dry masala chilly powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder fry for a minute. Add dill leaves stir well, add salt as per taste and fry.

Once the dill leaves wilt add 1 cup of water stir and cover till the greens are cooked. Add the cooked dhal stir and cover for 2 mins and serve hot with rice or roti....enjoy...:)  

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