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Cheera kootan (spinach curry)

About this recipe: This is a nutritious combination of spinach and split moong dal. It is easy to prepare and makes a balaned diet in combination with steamed rice.

My_kitchen Kerala, India

Ingredients
Serves: 4 

  • 3/4 cup split moong dal
  • 1/2 cup Grated coconut
  • 4 cups Fine chopped spinach/ amaranthus
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, slit lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 3 dried redchili, torn into halves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red onion

Directions
Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Pressure cook moong dal and Grind coconut well in a mixer.
  2. In a a deep pan, add spinach/amaranthus, tomato, garlic, turmeric powder, salt and water and let cook. When it starts boiling, add ground coconut and moong dal. Stir well and let boil for another 3 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan. When hot, add mustard seeds and let splutter.Then add cumin, red chilies and onions. Roast well and pour on to the spinach curry.

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