Kale Kootu

kalekootu

Ingredients
3 tbsp freshly grated coconut
2 tsp coriander powder
1/2  tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
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2 cups chopped kale
1 cup lentils (parippu)
2 garlic cloves
An onion (chopped)
A tomato (chopped)
1 tsp cumin seeds
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1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp tumeric powder
1 tsp salt
For seasoning
1 tsp mustard seeds 
  A dried chilli
1tbsp dessicated coconut
A pinch of a asephotida (hing)
Curry leaves
Method
Grind the first five ingredients into smooth paste & keep aside.
Cook lentils with sufficient amount of water with garlic ,onion,tomato & cumin seeds.
When lentils are cooked, add chopped kale.
Then add ground coconut paste, salt & chilli powder.
Stir & cook for a while. 
When cooked remove from fire.
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Heat oil in a pan.
Splutter mustard seeds.
Add dried chilli & hing.
Then fry coconut to golden brown add to the prepared curry.
Garnish with fresh curry leaves & cumin powder.
Serve with rice.
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