Thursday, February 4, 2010



Spinach is a favourite vegetable of my family, need to prepare this it in many ways so that they don't feel bored eating it. Combination of the green and dal produce an excellent side dish and this recipe is one of them.


250g spinach chopped and washed
1/2 cup toor dal
1 cup tamarind juice
2 tomatoes chopped
6 dry chilli
1 teaspoon mustard seed
5 shallots sliced
a pinch of asafoetida
2 teaspoons coriander seeds
2 teaspoons chana dal
2 teaspoons urad dal
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder


1. Boil dal with turmeric until soft.

2. Heat the oil, fry dry chilli, coriander seeds and chana dal then blend them.

3. Add the spinach, onion, water and tomato to the dal, cook until soft.

4. Now add salt and tamarind juice let it boils. Add ground ingredient, cook for 5 minutes.

5. In a separate pan, fry mustard seed, urad dal and asafoetida until it splutters then pour this onto spinach pot, cook for a few minutes then remove from heat.

6. Serve hot.


Sushma Mallya said...

Really an excellent one!!!I havent heard abt this at all, very innovative way of using spinach...loved it and very nice recipe too to try ...

Preeti Kashyap said...

lovely keerai sambar. warm and comforting. thanks for visiting my blog!

Rachana Kothari said...

Awesome Sambar... I feel like having it now:)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Geeta
Very healthy idea to use spinach with dal. I also try to make spinach atleast twice a week. Nextweek i'll follow ur recipe and let you know the response :-)

Do visit
if time permits

Vrinda said...

Spinach sambar is new to me..sounds yum and healthy,hav to try...

Devi Meyyappan said...

Lovely sambar!!.. looks so delicious:)... Hot rice and with this Sambar.. excellent combo!!

Sarah Naveen said...

This is a real new recipe for me..Looks fabulously yummy!!

Padma said...

Healthy sambar. Perfect with hot rice.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Such an comforting sambar, it had been long time since i made it. Looks so good:)

kakchik said...

Thanks for the recipe. Keerai Sambar looks tasty and I like eating spinach with rice. But usually it's either fried with prawn/meat/chicken or 'sayur lemak'.

Gita said...

Delicious keerai sambar...I never tried making this with spinach...will try it soon :)

Sowmya said...

I love kerai sambar...but never tried with spinach...sounds interesting n looks tempting!will try it soon...your version is really nice!

Nandini said...

Lovely and tasty sambar. My fav dish. Day before yesterday I prepared for lunch. Yummy!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Hi Kak! Sedapnyaaaaa keerai sambar tuh! My mum always cook this but Love don't. Eat free only...hehehe :)

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priya said...

yummy way to have to have keerai when made this way

Priya said...

Keerai sambar looks fantastic...i do similar too..

Jisha Dil said...

yummy...good to have with dosa...:)

jayasri said...

Love keerai sambhar, I miss all the lovely keerais I would get in India, lovely click, and thank you very much for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments

Akal's Saappadu said...

keerai sambhar will never be boring to meneither, I love it!! looks delicious!!

Sashi said...

Thanks for dropping a Comment on my Blog. Lovely dishes here .. We do prepare the Keerai sambar same way without Tamarind. I love it..


Thanks a lot everyone for all your lovely comments, hope to see all again.

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

This sambar looks awesome! delicious! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog dear! You have such a gr8 collection of recipes! Loved ur blog's look too! gonna follow u..

PJ said...

love this Keerai Sambhar; so healthy and so very delicious! If presented with a beautiful bowl like this anyone would be instantly turned over to loving spinach :D lovely presentation.

Valarmathi said...

Lovely sambhar, looks delicious.

Jagruti said...

Lovely and delicious sambar...:))
now i know your name Gita..


Thanks PJ, Valarmathi and Jagruti for you kind words, really comforting to read them.

Renuka..welcome to my blog, pleased to hear you like have great blog too. Hope we can visit each other more often.

Kiran said...

Spinach sambar looks very delicious.
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