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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Pasalai Keerai Kadaisal

Pasalai Keerai or Indian spinach is rich source of iron, calcium and vitami A. Try to have greeny vegetables atleast twice in a week.

Pasalai Keerai (Indian Spinach) - 1 bunch
Onions - 1, chopped
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dal(Black gram) - 1 teaspoon
Red chillies - 2
Curry leaves - few
Garlic - 3 pods, crushed
Tamarind juice - 1 tablespoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste

Wash spinach well, drain water and chop them nicely.

Heat oil in a pan, allow mustard seeds to splitter in it.

Add urad dal, red chillies, curry leaves, garlic, onions and fry until onions turn pale.

Then add turmeric powder, chopped spinach and mix well.

Sprinkle little water if required and cook it covered.

Once it is done, add salt and tamarind juice and mix well.

Serve hot with rice.

Note: Tomato can be replaced for tamarind juice.

Cooking time : 15-20 minutes
Serves 2-3 persons


Divya Vikram said...

I remember amma forcing me to eat this..nice one.

Shama Nagarajan said...

i love this recipe....v will take twice in a week.good for pregnant ladies......

Vij said...

good one! healthy dish

SriLekha said...

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notyet100 said...

wow,,,this looks so healthy,...how u dng,,..?missed readin ur posts,..was really busy,,,since past month now slowly settelin down,..u tk care will catch u soon ceeya...

rekhas kitchen said...

after a long time dear mouth watering recipe looks so yummy

Truth said...

we do it in a total different way.
1) Chop the leaves and cook it with toor dhal and a chopped medium sized tomato[say 3 to 4 whistles]
2) Fry chopped medium sized onion with few garlic pieces.
3) Add (2) into (1) along with chilli powder, dhania powder, salt, and tamarind paste
4) Allow it to cook for some more time.
All done.

Illatharasi, I will try your stuff also this weekend.

Illatharasi said...

Thanks friends:)

Hi Truth, we too make ur way. I like it without dhal ;)

sowmya said...

very healthy and looks good..nice post..

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DEESHA said...

i love this ... delicious

Sunshinemom said...

We make masiyal but that is a plain one and molagootal with coconut. I like the option you are giving me with this one! Is it regular palak?

Sunshinemom said...

Forgot to put this in! You are on a break? It's rare to see hardly any posts from you! Take care:)

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Valarmathi said...

Nice and healthy recipe.