Drumstick leaves dal/kootu Recipe

Drumstick leaves dal, also known as kootu, is a nutritious and flavorful South Indian dish made with lentils and drumstick leaves. This dish is packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein, making it a healthy addition to any meal. The drumstick leaves add a unique taste and texture to the dal, while the lentils provide a creamy and comforting base. Serve this delicious dal/kootu with steamed rice or roti for a satisfying and wholesome meal.

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Ingredients for Drumstick leaves dal/kootu Recipe

  • 0.13 cup Toor Dal
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 0.13 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • pinch A Pinch Of Asafoetida
  • 1/4 Chopped Onion
  • 0.63 En Chilies
  • as required Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Drumstick Leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Urad Dal
  • as needed For Tempering
  • 1/4 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • as required A Few Curry Leaves

Directions: Drumstick Leaves Dal/kootu Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Wash and soak 1/2 cup of toor dal (split pigeon peas) for 30 minutes.
  • STEP 2.In a pressure cooker, add the soaked dal, 2 cups of water, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, and salt to taste. Cook for 4-5 whistles or until the dal is soft and mushy.
  • STEP 3.Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan and add 1 teaspoon mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, and a pinch of asafoetida. Let them splutter.
  • STEP 4.Add 1 chopped onion, 2-3 green chilies, and curry leaves. Saute until the onions turn golden brown.
  • STEP 5.Add 1 cup of drumstick leaves and cook for 2-3 minutes until they wilt.
  • STEP 6.Add the cooked dal to the pan and mix well. Adjust the consistency by adding water if needed.
  • STEP 7.In a separate pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and add 1 teaspoon mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon urad dal, and a few curry leaves. Let them splutter.
  • STEP 8.Pour this tempering over the dal and mix well. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • STEP 9.Serve the drumstick leaves dal/kootu hot with steamed rice or roti.
  • STEP 10.Enjoy!

Cooking Tips

  • You can add vegetables like pumpkin or bottle gourd along with drumstick leaves for added flavor and nutrition.
  • If you don't have drumstick leaves, you can substitute with spinach or any other leafy greens.
  • Adjust the spice level according to your preference by adding more or fewer green chilies.
  • For a creamier texture, you can blend a portion of the cooked dal before adding it to the pan.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover drumstick leaves dal/kootu can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the dal before serving and adjust the consistency by adding water if needed.
  • Serve the dal/kootu with steamed rice, roti, or as a side dish with any South Indian meal.
Nutrition
value
222
calories per serving
11 g Fat10 g Protein21 g Carbs13 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    11g
  • Protein
    10g
  • Carbs
    21g
  • Fiber
    13g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    21g
  • Protein
    10g
  • Fiber
    13g

Fats

  • Fat
    11g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    88mg
  • Iron
    4mg
  • Vitamin A
    656mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    109mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    75mg
  • Vitamin E
    1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    110mg
  • Manganese
    2mg
  • Phosphorus
    160mg
  • Selenium
    8mcg
  • Zinc
    2mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp