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.