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Friday, October 25, 2013

Greens kootu for Diabetics

Use any one of these greens given below to prepare kootu on alternate days:
  • Drumstick
  • Black nightshade
  • Amaranth (Mulai keerai or Arai keerai in Tamil)
  1. Greens of any one variety (drumstick / Black nightshade / Amaranth) - required quantity for 1 person
  2. Sprouted green grams - 1 glass
  3. Cumin seeds - 1/2 table spoon
  4. Small onion - 5 to 10 pieces
  5. Garlic cloves - 1 or 2 pieces
  6. Green chilli - 1 no.
  7. Rock salt - to taste
  8. Grated coconut & Coriander leaves - 1 to 2 table spoons (optional)
Method to make sprouts:
  • Soak green grams in water for minimum 4 hours on the previous day. 
  • Before going to the bed, wash the green grams twice and drain the excess water. 
  • Put that in another bowl and close it with a lid in such a way that there is a slight air flow inside the bowl. 
  • You will see the sprouted green grams on the next day morning. 
  • If you know any other alternate ways to make sprouts, please follow that.
Method to make Greens kootu:
  • Put sprouted green grams, cumin seeds, onion, garlic cloves & green chilli (without cutting or removing the stem) in a vessel, add required water and cook. 
  • When it is half cooked, add the chopped greens and cover it with lid. 
  • When it is slightly cooked turn-off the stove and add salt. 

  • Adding grated coconut & coriander leaves are optional. It should be added only after the heat of the dish is reduced.

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