Showing posts with label Basale. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Basale. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Basale & Dil Leaves Kootu /Curry

Basale leaves are known as Malabar leaves and Dil leaves are sabbassige soppu in Kannada.
This Kootu is goes well with almost all the main dishes.




Basale and dil leaves are from our garden. We do grow flowers and little vegetables in pots on our terrace. It gives so much pleasure when you use your homegrown vegetables.
I have used pepper, green chilly, beans, leaves, toor dal jeera and mustard seeds.
Let us see the benefits of black pepper in our diet.
Black pepper is used since ancient time in cooking and it rich source of medicinal values. It is good for cough, cold, fever and stomach upset. It helps to improve the digestion in our body. It is good remedy for intestinal gas. It has good antioxidant properties. It helps to improve our immune system.
It is loaded with magnesium, Vitamin K, Iron and fiber. It adds taste to the food we eat.
Black Pepper/Pepper Corn is also used in easing aches, muscle pains and inflammatory arthritis. It has antibacterial, antioxidant and immune boosting properties.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

To Cook:
Basale/Malabar leaves : 1 Bowl (1 Small bundle)
Dil /Sabbassige leaves : 1/2 bowl. ( 1 Small bundle)
French beans : 250 Grams
Moong Dal : 1/2 Cup
To Grind : 
Fresh grated coconut : 1/2 Cup
Pepper pods : 4 to 5
Jeera/Cumin seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
To add :
Salt : As required
Coriander leaves : 2 Tablespoons
Ground coconut masala
Green chilly : 2 to 3 
Seasoning :
Coconut Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
Jeera/Cumin seeds : 1/4 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8 Leaves
Ingh/Asafoetida : A little


 Method :

1. Clean and wash the leaves, cut off the hard stem and cut the leaves into small. (Basale and Dil leaves). Wash and cut curry leaves, slit green chilly and cut coriander leaves into very small.

2.Wash and remove the edges of beans and cut into very small pieces.
3. Wash and cook moong dal in a pressure cooker.


4.Cook leaves and cut beans separately in a pan with required water. Add slit chilly to it.
5. Grate coconut and grind it with jeera, pepper pods and 1/2 teaspoon of mustard. Use required water to grind.

6. Keep a big bowl on the fire and put cooked leaves, beans and cooked moong dal.
7. Add a little turmeric powder, required salt and little water. Mix it nicely and let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

 8. Add ground coconut mixture and mix it well. Let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes.


 9. Shift   Basale & Dil leaves Kootu to a serving dish.
10. Add coconut oil, mustard seeds, jeera, ingh and curry leaves seasoning to Hot Kootu.
11. Add cut coriander leaves on the top.
12. Serve with any choice of your main dish with Basale & Dil Leaves Kootu Curry.


Note : 

Cooking leaves and beans separately is always better or it will be over cooked in pressure cooker.
Adding more chilly is optional. Adding jeera /cumin seeds helps the curry to digest well. Adding a teaspoon of lemon juice is optional. ( I have not added). Adding a cup of thick curd is optional. It taste different.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 4 to 5 
Purely South Indian Dish.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mixed leaves Daal .

Mixed Leaves Daal is one of the side dish you can prepare easily and quickly. 


Leaves are available plenty through out the year. Mixed leaves Daal goes well with almost all the main dishes and it is healthy too.
Leaves are rich with iron and other minerals and vitamins. They are full of fiber, easy to digest and good for all age group.
Let us see the recipe Now :
Ingredients :
To cook :
Palak leaves : 1 bundle ( Small bundle )
Methi leaves : 1 bundle
Basale leaves : 2 Small bowl.
Tomatoes : 2
Toor Daal : 1 cup
Green chilly :2 to 3
Ginger : 1 inch
To Add :
Salt : to taste
Garam Masala powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ghee : or Oil : 1 Table spoon
Hingh : a pinch
Termeric powder : a little ( 1/2 of 1/4 tea spoon
Rasam Powder : 1 Teaspoon
To season /Temper 
Oil /Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Mustered seeds : 1/2 tea spoon
Jeera : 1/2 Tea spoon
Coriander leaves : 5 to 6 sticks
Curry leaves :6 to 8 leaves
Ingh /Asafoetida : A little




Method :

1. Wash nicely and cut leaves into small pieces.
2. Wash tomatoes and cut into small pieces. Wash and slit green chilly, cut coriander leaves into small.
3. Wash toor dal and keep it aside.
4. Now Put the above ingredients in a pressure cooker and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Let it cool.
5. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put a tablespoon of ghee/coconut oil and add mustard seeds.
6. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add jeera and fry for 10 seconds. Add slit green chilly.
7. Add ingh and curry leaves. Add cooked dal and leaves mixture. Mix it well.
8. Add Turmeric powder and required salt. Add little water and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
9. Add little 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala and 1 teaspoon of rasam powder. Mix it well.


10. Cook on low flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
11. Shift Mixed Leaves Daal to a serving dish.
12. Add cut coriander leaves and serve with the main dish you have prepared.

Note : 

Wash the leaves nicely. You can add dil leaves and Amaranth leaves along with above leaves mentioned. Use of garam masala is optional. Use of any brand rasam powder is optional. Use of chilly more/less is optional. Cooking all the ingredients in a pressure cooker helps to mix the ingredients well. Use of onion or garlic is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .