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Manathakali keerai kootu recipe

Manathakali keerai kootu recipe - Manathakkali keerai is commonly known as Black nightshade and it is best home remedy for mouth ulcer. Simple kootu recipe to go well with rice as accompaniment in south Indian lunch.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 4


  • 3 cups Manathakali keerai
  • ¼ cup Moong dal
  • ½ cup Coconut grated
  • 1 teaspoon Sambar powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric
  • teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt – As needed

To Temper

  • 2 teaspoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 4 Shallots/ Small onions finely chopped


  • Pressure cook dal with enough water for 3 whistles in medium flame.
  • Separate the leaves from the stalk, clean. Boil enough water to cook the leaves and add cleaned leaves to it.
  • Let it get cooked. It takes a long time when compared to the other greens. Add salt, sugar to it.
  • When it is cooked, add sambar powder, turmeric. Boil for a minute.
  • Meanwhile, grind coconut with little water.
  • Add cooked dal, ground coconut. Mix well and bring to boil.
  • Temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ and mix to the kootu. Onions should be golden in color for best flavor.


  • You can skip sambar powder and add two slit green chillies while cooking or grind green chillies along coconut and add to the kootu.
  • After adding dal, coconut, make sure to stir well as there are chances of getting burnt.
  • Dal and coconut quantity can be changed according to your preference.