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Mor Keera Kootu / Spinach In Yogurt Sauce

Written By FewMinute Wonders on Friday, June 8, 2012 | 8:56 PM

Kootu is such a comfort food for most people in south India. I love to have kootu with rasam. Sometimes, when I have people over and I want to add an extra side dish to my meal, I make this easy version. Using fresh or frozen spinach it takes about 10 minutes to prepare this kootu. I call it the blender/mixer less version. The last thing I want to do is deal with the clean up of the mixer jars. Something about removing the mixer and replacing them in my kitchen shelves bothers me, when I have a lot to do. There are two ways to do away with the mixer and still make the kootu. One, reserve a little of the mor kozhambu from the previous day and add it to the keerai, as my sister does. Second, try this recipe. 


Potato Masher
Measuring cups and spoons
Seasoning wok


Frozen spinach - 1 15 oz packet 
Butter Milk (store bought) or Thick Curds - 1 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Sambar Powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida Powder - a few shakes
Coconut - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Udad Dal - 3 tsp
Dry Chillies - 2
Curry Leaves - a few
Oil - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp


1. In a saucepan add water, spinach, salt, sambar powder and cook until the spinach is well cooked. About 8-10 minutes.

2. In the meantime, heat the seasoning wok with oil, add asafoetida, mustard seeds and dry chillies. As the mustard seeds start to pop add udad dal and roast it to golden brown. Add coconut and curry leaves and give it a mix. Add this mixture to the keerai.

3. Remove from heat and add butter milk or curds and mix and serve.


  1. never tried this combination.. sounds good and healthy...

  2. Looks lovely. I have made something similar, but not tried this ..

  3. wow. looks delicious and pack of nutrition, love it

  4. yum yum spinach mor kuzhambu. I too make this once in a while.

  5. Its been a while i havent prepared this kootu.

  6. whao this seems to be a very quick and easy version..right said..

  7. Love the keerai and curd combo..

  8. This is very new. I always make mor kozhamb but this I am going to try soon.

  9. Tried this recipe 2 days back. was easy to make and tastes good.. thanks for the recipe.


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