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Keerai thandhu morkootu | morkootu recipe

by Jeyashris Kitchen
KEERAI THANDHU MORKOOTU

This recipe is a yogurt based gravy , which my mom makes with keerai thandu(stem of the spinach) and vazhaithandu(banana stem). Whenever I make  Keerai masiyal or Keerai poriyal I include the stem in that. This time I wanted to try out this morkootu as i had a sudden craving for this. INGREDIENTS:

SPINACH STEM (CHOPPED) 1 CUP
COCONUT 3 TBLSP
GREEN CHILLI 1 NO
CUMIN SEEDS 1/4 TSP
RICE FLOUR 1/4 TSP
COCONUT OIL 1 TSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
YOGURT(CURD) 2 TBLSP
SALT AS NEEDED

morkootu METHOD:

  • Chop the stem of the spinach finely. Discard the root.
  • Cook this in a pan adding very less water.Add salt while cooking.
  • This will get cooked in 7-10 minutes.
  • Grind the coconut, green chilli and cumin seeds along with the rice flour into a smooth paste.Add little water while grinding.
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  • Mix the paste to the cooked spinach stem and add the yogurt to this.
  • Mix well to form a  thick gravy. do not add much water as it will make the kootu watery.
  • After adding yogurt  do not boil for a long time. Just put off the flame in a minute.
  • Temper with mustard seeds and serve with rice .
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33 comments

Kaveri January 13, 2012 - 2:48 am

I've heard a lot about keerai morukootu, but never tried it..Now you've tempted me to try out soon..Looks very good

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Hema January 13, 2012 - 3:07 am

Yummy recipe Jayashri, I've had vazhaithandu morukootu, keerai thandu, I'll try this next time when I get spinach..

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Gayathri NG January 13, 2012 - 3:11 am

have not tried this before, sounds delicious n tempting. Thanks for sharing such healthy recipe. ..

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Mahi January 13, 2012 - 3:22 am

Yummy koottu!

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Hari Chandana January 13, 2012 - 3:36 am

Looks yummy and delicious.. simply inviting 🙂
Indian Cuisine

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Sudha Sabarish January 13, 2012 - 3:57 am

Never heard about this before.Sounds interesting and looks yummy.Apart from spinach can we cook with any other keerai(thandu keerai).

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admin January 13, 2012 - 6:01 am

Sudha, my mom usually makes this with molakeerai, though she makes normal keerai kootu with other keerai for this recipe she uses arai keerai only.

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srilalitha maheshwaran March 2, 2017 - 10:22 am

so… molaikeerai or araikeerai?? confused by ur reply

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jeyashri suresh March 2, 2017 - 12:40 pm

We generally use mola keerai as it has more bigger stem. But you can use arai keerai too

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Kalpana Sareesh January 13, 2012 - 4:02 am

wow good one .. i feel bad to throw off the stems.. but this is not going to happen more.. thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe and pls come out more authentic recipes.. they shd not fade away from our genes..n i will def try it..

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admin January 13, 2012 - 6:02 am

Well said kalpana. Even I try to include a traditional recipe in a month.

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Sailaja Damodaran January 13, 2012 - 4:21 am

Sounds very easy…. can we use spinach/palak leaves?

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admin January 13, 2012 - 6:03 am

sailaja, normally we use the mola keerai( amarnath leaves) Hope palak also works out.

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Aarthi January 13, 2012 - 4:49 am

This look Delicious…You have made it awesome..Totally YUMMO..

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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Nagalakshmi V January 13, 2012 - 5:16 am

lovely bowl, lovely linen, lovely recipe 🙂

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Chitra January 13, 2012 - 5:31 am

Very nice kootu. new to me 🙂

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Raji January 13, 2012 - 6:08 am

Lovely recipe Jeyashri..I too feel bad when I dump all the thandu in garbage..will make this instead. Love your bowl.

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suhaina aji January 13, 2012 - 8:42 am

wow…never had is before… give me some rice pls and can finish off in a jiffy…

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RAKS KITCHEN January 13, 2012 - 11:48 am

It sounds amazing, will try it out… I usually make sambar, this sounds nice idea..

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Kurryleaves January 13, 2012 - 2:32 pm

i've never tried this one…this looks delicious…will try it out

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Yuvana's Favourites January 13, 2012 - 3:17 pm

Never heard of this , but looks really yummy. i tried your thiruvathirai kali , it was really fantastic and everybody at my home liked it. thanks for the detailed recipe.

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faseela January 13, 2012 - 3:45 pm

it sounds fabulous…lovely recipe

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Sharmilee! :) January 13, 2012 - 4:27 pm

Wow this sounds new to me…nice healthy and tasty recipe

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Jagruti January 13, 2012 - 4:33 pm

wow..never heard about this dish..looks tasty and very healthy

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Neha January 13, 2012 - 9:51 pm

Nice recipe…

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Priya January 13, 2012 - 10:50 pm

Wow morkootu looks super healthy and super tempting.

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Jay January 14, 2012 - 1:48 am

this looks divine…will make this week..;)
Tasty Appetite

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Pavithra Elangovan January 14, 2012 - 2:49 am

We too make this and we call it Thandu thayir pachadi and also make moor kulambu only with Thandu ..both I love a lot.. But for moor kulambu we used to season using coconut oil but not for thayir pachadi , But next time I am going to use coconut oil seeing ur recipe.

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Pavithra Elangovan January 14, 2012 - 2:51 am

And we add little more curd too 🙂 I saw u have added 2 tbsp only .. will try this way next time ..cos I love keerai and particularly thandu so so much

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Reshmi Mahesh January 14, 2012 - 3:33 am

This looks super yummy…Lovely presentation…

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divya January 17, 2012 - 1:27 am

Drooling here…yummy looking

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ramya June 5, 2013 - 1:48 pm

Just yummy. Made in the morning, couldn't resist till lunch

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Diary September 28, 2016 - 4:50 am

It was yummy.I made it yesterday.Thanks for posting.Keep posting such traditional recipes…

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