Sirukeerai kootu

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Sirukeerai is good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and folate; they are also a complementing source of other vitamins such as thiamine, niacin, and riboflavin, plus some dietary minerals including calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, copper, and manganese.

Sirukeerai kootu


      • 3 cups – Sirukeerai (Chopped finely)
      • 1/4 cup – Split green gram (paasi paruppu)
      • 15 nos – Sambar onion
      • 2 nos - Red chilies
      • 1 tsp - Cumin seeds
      • 3 clove – Garlic (crushed with skin)

Sirukeerai kootu process

Preparation method:

  1. Cook paasi paruppu(moong dhal) in a kadai until soft. Add chopped keerai, onion, red chilies along with required salt and let it cook for 10 minutes in medium flame. See to it that there is at least a cup of water in the kadai for the keerai to get cooked.
  2. Kootu should be in a semisolid form. Add cumin seeds and crushed garlic pods with skin to the kootu and switch off the stove.

Sirukeerai kootu


  • Too much of paasi paruppu will spoil the real taste of the green.


  1. i love sirukeerai.. very yummy..

  2. Very healthy preparation :) Glad to follow you!!

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  3. Hi,

    I am new to this blog. I am in Brampton,Ontario. What are the keerai's that you get here? any idea? because i found out only paalak keerai and making the same recipe makes me bore. Please share your views.

    1. Hi Gaayathri,

      You will get all kinds of keerai like Agathi, Vallarai, Murungai, Ponnanganni and siru keerai at Kaveri Super Market (between Dundas E and Hurontario St, Mississauga). You have to call them and find out on which day it will be available.

  4. Thanks Shanthi:) I will check it out...Mullai keerai is available there?

  5. Very much pleasured on seeing this web site, explains the preparation of sirukeerai kootu with nice photograph. Thanks a lot.
    Keep going.
    Have a nice time.


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