Keerai Molagootal

This is a flavorful and easy dish to go with steamed rice from.Its actually a Palakkad Iyer dish.Here the greens are ground to a paste and mixed with dal and some ground spices.Paired with steamed rice and some crispies / pappad , its a hearty meal....

I used :

Spinach -1 large bunch,roughly chopped
Toor dhal-3/4 cup
Red chillies-2
Mustard -1 teaspoon
Coconut oil -1 teaspoon
Salt to taste

Roast with 1 teaspoon oil and powder :

Urad dhal-2 teaspoons
Grated coconut-4 tablespoon
Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
Red chillies-2

  1. Pressure cook dal mash well and keep aside..
  2. Cook the spinch with a little water till it starts to wilt.Cool and puree.
  3. In a pan put in the mashed dal,pureed spinach,ground masala,salt,enough water to bring it to a pouring consistency.Mix well to avoid lumps.
  4. Bring to a boil and simmer for a couple of minutes.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish.
  6. Heat oil in a small pan and put in mustard seeds,red chillies.
  7. When the mustard pops pour over the greens.
  8. Mix and serve

This is a very simple recipe that can be put together quickly.

Keerai Molagootal with steamed rice and pappad...

Its nice to go back and see what I cooked...This day that year...

2009 - Spicy brinjal curry born out of the desperation to make a brinjal curry that hubby would love and he did!!!

Bon Appetit...

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