Monday, November 2, 2009


Vegetable Recipe @

This dish comprises of spinach and the mung dhal.  Keerai Koothu  combination worked so well for this vegetable dish. As you may know, spinach is a good source of iron, niacin, zinc, dietary fiber, vitamin A/C/E/K/B6 and other nutrients, equally moong dal is also rich source of protein, fiber, vitamin C/K, niacin, iron and other minerals.

Combination of vegetables and dhal are very popular in southern part of India. Best eaten with naan, paratha or rice. What you need are:

KEERAI KOOTHU (Spinach with dhal)

2  cup chopped spinach
1/2  cup mung dal soak then boil
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin seed
3 dried chili
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon coconut
1 tsp mustard seed
1/2 tsp urad dal (black gram)
1 onion sliced
1 tomato chopped
1 tablespoon oil
curry leaves
salt to taste


* Boil moong dhal, spinach, turmeric with few drops of oil until soft.

* Heat a teaspoon of oil, fry the coconut, dry red chili, cumin seed, garlic and curry leaves, grind to a paste.

* Heat the oil, splutter the mustard seed and black gram. Add onion and fry until light brown.

* Add in tomato and salt, cook until tomato turns soft. Add ground ingredients, moong dhal and spinach.

* Simmer for a few minutes, remove from heat.

* Serve hot.

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Suhaina said...

very healthy dish. like it.

Melodie said...

This looks delicious. Two of my favorite dishes in one. Love it - thank you!

Treat and Trick said...

Melodie...Thanks for hosting and your sweet comment...

Rebecca Jean said...

I never thought the day would come, but I love spinach. Raw, steamed, boiled, any way I can get it. It's so good for you.

We don't eat a lot of red meat, or any meat for that matter, so I'm happy to know that we're still getting plenty of iron from spinach.

Thanks for linking to Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays!

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac

Treat and Trick said...

Rebecca Jean..Thanks for hosting dear and same here, we all love highly nutritious spinach...