This protein packed nutritious kootu is prepared using 6 varieties of dals and 3 varieties of green leafy vegetable. I have used panchratna dal in this recipe which is nowadays easily available in super markets but if it is not available, just mix green gram, channa dal, toor dal, masoor dal and black gram along with moong dal to prepare this delicious curry. This serves tasty with hot brown rice and also, can be served with phulka or roti.
1 Cup Panchratna dal ( Black urad dal, Toor dal, Channa dal, Masoor dal and Green gram )
1/4 Cup Moong dal
1 Onion, Finely chopped
1 Tomato, Finely chopped
3 Green chillies, sliced
1/2 Cup Methi leaves, finely chopped
1/2 Cup Spinach leaves, finely chopped
1/2 Cup Sirukeerai or Araikeerai / Amarnath, finely chopped
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
2 1/2 Cups Water
Wash and add both the dals ( panchratna and moong ) in a pressure cooker.
Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook it for 4 -5 whistles.
Once done, switch off the flame and keep aside.
Once the pressure gets released, open the lid and mash the dal coarsely.
Switch on the flame and add chopped onion followed by tomato, green chillies and turmeric powder.
Add the remaining water and cook till the onions gets cooked.
Now add the chopped mixed greens and cook it for 5 minutes.
Once the leaves gets cooked, switch off the flame and serve hot.
Serving Options :
Serve hot with brown rice.