Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Spinach Dal Curry/ Kadancha keerai

 Spinach – 1 bunch
Toor dal – 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds– 1/4 tsp
Dry red chilli– 2
Oil – 2 tsp
Salt – to taste

Green chillies – 3 to 4
Shallots(small onions)– 5 to 6
Garlic– 3 to 4
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp



  • Soak the toor dal for 1 hour. 
  • Take a pressure cooker add the toor dal, turmeric powder and water. Cook for 3 whistle and smash it well.
  • Take a pan, add the cleaned and chopped spinach. Then add the small onions,garlic,cumin seeds,green chillies and add a cup of water till everything get immersed.
  • Close the lid and allow to boil and it becomes very soft .
  • Then drain the water and allow it to cool.
  •  Now grind all the boiled items together as a fine paste.
  • Add the cooked toor dal to the grind paste and stir it well,add little water if necessary.
  • Heat the oil in a pan add mustard seeds,cumin seeds and dry red chillies to it ,Now add the cooked spinach gravy and mix it and allow to boil for 5-10 mins
  • Serve it hot with rice or as a side dish for chapatti.
   Especially சிறு கீரை  will be too tasty to make this curry.

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