Soya palak kootu

Making kids eat greens is like make horse drink water. I have made several attempts to make themselves eat them. About 50% of the my attempts would fail but all the tries are worth it when they lick the bowl clean that too a nutritious bowl full of rice. Once among the tried and tested recipe is this soya palak kootu.

The soya provides enough protein and nothing to say about the palak. The coconut milk flavors the kootu with a creamy touch. I do the tadka without red chillies. For elders we can do that to get a creamy rich kootu.


Palak leaves – leaves alone chopped and packed 2 cups

Soya beans – soaked and pressure cooked with little water for 3 whistles 1 cup

Thick fresh coconut milk – 1 cup

Onion chopped – 1 medium sized

For tadka:

Mustard seeds – ¼ teaspoon

Urad dal – ¼ teaspoon

Peanut oil – 1 teaspoon

Split red chillies -2 (optional)

How to make it?

In a wide thick bottomed skillet add the cooked soya beans, chopped onions and ½ cup of water. Let it cook till the raw smell of onion disappears. Now add the chopped palak leaves. Let it cook. Halfway through add salt as per taste. Once the leaves are cooked add the coconut milk and mix well. Keep stirring which prevents curdling of the coconut milk for 10-20 seconds. Now switch of the stove.

In another thick bottomed vessel heat the peanut oil. Once it is hot add the urad dal and let it trun golden brown. Now add the mustard seeds and when it starts spluttering add the whole mix to the palak kootu. (If you are adding red chillies add them split before the mustard seeds).

Serve with hot rice or roti.

This is my entry to JFI Soya hosted by lovely Sia of monsoonspice.


7 comments on “Soya palak kootu

  1. soya and spinach combo – both rich of nutrients. so healthy and tasty kootu is worth trying.

  2. Creative and healthy. Great idea, Nirmala! 🙂

  3. Wow, rare combo. Looks lovely and healthy!

  4. That is a very innovative dish Nirmala, it looks great!

  5. beans and greens in coconut milk – i love this combo too.

  6. Hi Nirmala

    First time i heard soya adding with palak 🙂 nice one

  7. Hi Nirmala,
    Have blogged your Kootu as a model recipe in the 1001 Kootu cookbook at http://ramkicooks.blogspot.com/

    /Thanks for the recipe

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