Friday, August 19, 2011

Spinach and Dal Curry (Keerai Paruppu Kootu)


Spinach and dal curry Keerai paruppu kootu is a simple and healthy soupy curry recipe prepared with spinach, split pigeon peas and mild spices. Spinach and dal curry tastes good with white rice, pulao, phulka, roti and any Indian breads and this curry is rich in protein and minerals. Keerai paruppu kootu can be taken alone as a soup by preparing it in a thin consistency. This recipe is similar to dal palak. Try this nutritious Spinach and dal curry recipe and Enjoy Cooking!!!

Ingredients:

Split pigeon peas(Toor dal)                 75 gms
Spinach                                                1 bunch
Dry red chillies                                   2 nos
Onion chopped                                   10 gms
Tomato                                               1/2 no
Asafoetida                                          a pinch
Sambar powder                                1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds                                  1/4 tsp
Black gram                                        1/4 tsp
Curry leaves                                     8 to 10 nos
Salt                                                     to taste
Oil                                                       5 ml

Procedure:

1.Wash and pressure cook split pigeon peas in a pressure cooker. Mash it well and keep aside.
2. Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds, black gram and add chopped onion and curry leaves when mustard seeds starts to splutter.
3. Add chopped tomatoes, salt and sambar powder once the raw smell of onion subsides and continue frying till tomato gets smashed.
4. Add fried ingredients and spinach with the pigeon peas and pressure cook for approximately 2 whisles.
5. Serve hot with steamed rice, phulka, chappathi.

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