Kale Koottu - Kale and Toor Dal in a Spiced Coconut Sauce
Hearty and delicious Kale Kootu - Kale and Toor Dal in a spiced coconut gravy and some hot rice is all you need on a plate to comfort you!
Servings 2 -4
- 1 bunch Kale cleaned and chopped roughly
- 1/2 cup toor dal
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- salt to taste
- To grind to a paste:
- 1/4 cup grated coconut
- 2 dried red chillies
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- For tempering / seasoning:
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
- 6-7 curry leaves
Cook the kale, toor dal, turmeric powder and salt with about 2 cups water, in a pressure cooker or in a sauce pan on the stove top. Cook till the dal is mushy.
Grind together the coconut, red chillies and cumin seeds with a couple of tablespoons of water to form a fine paste.
Add this to the cooked kale and dal mixture. Let is all come to a boil.
Heat the coconut oil in a small pan and add the mustard seeds to it. Once they splutter, add the curry leaves and pour it over the kootu.