Tuesday, 28 November 2017


Irukeerai kootu/Double greens kootu is an authentic Kongu dish. Sparing in its use of greens, this dish relies on the high nutrient value of Vitamin A, C and K, magnesium iron and manganese in the greens. The greens strengthen our bones, eyesight and boost our immune system. They promote our heart health. Vitamin C in spinach is known to have the ability to prevent wrinkles and prenatal health problems and cardiovascular diseases. The Greens keeps us energized for our day to day work schedules. When they cooked with lentils, they make an amazing food.

How to make this amazing dish?

It is easy to make using the simple method and this dish is irresistible!


Salt half a spoon

Green chillies 2 
Curry leaves 10
Onion one chopped
Mustard seeds half a tsp
Tomato half
Ivy gourd leaves 100 g
Indian Spinach 12 leaves
Dal 100 gm Masoor dal or toor dal 100 g( I used masoor dal for this dish)
Peanut oil one tablespoon


Wash and rinse masoor dal with required water and cook with turmeric half a tsp and castor oil 2 drops to mashed consistency.

Wash the greens and chop them using scissors.

Chop the onion.

Heat the oil in a pan. 

Add mustard seeds to splutter

Add onion, green chillies and curry leaves

Saute the onion until it turns translucent.

Add tomato dices and saute for two seconds.

Then add greens and half a tsp of turmeric.

Saute for five seconds.

Transfer the cooked dal contents one cup and add salt.

Stir continuously to incorporate the greens and dal.

Let bubbling for five seconds.

Fill the serving bowl.



Serve with hot steamed rice,  topped with our staple ghee to make this meal rich and flavourful.

Do watch the video tutorials of This Double green kootu in Youtube channel!

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