Cheera or Palak (Red Spinach / Spinach) Curry

To prepare the masala blend grated coconut, cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, salt & black pepper corns.

Boil the Arhar Dal (Pigeon Pea) with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder.

In a deep saucepan or kadhai, heat oil. Add chopped shallots & garlic. Shallow fry this for around 4-5 mins in low heat. Add spinach or red spinach leaves & chopped green chillies, and stir well. Cover the pan with a lid and cook it for another 5 mins. Add boiled Arhar Dal & masala prepared earlier. Cook it for another 5 mins.

Garnishing
Garnish with Amul cream and serve hot with rice.

Palak Curry, Cheera Curry, Cheera Kootan, Muringayilla kootan, Spinach Curry

Red Spinach/Spinach Curry

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Cheera or Palak (Spinach) Curry

Ingredients
Cheera or Palak (Spinach) or Drumstick leaves (Muringa ila) – chopped 4 cups
Dal (Sambar Parippu) – 1/2 cup
Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
Cumin Seeds – 2gm
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper Powder – 1tsp
Green Chillies  – 3-4 (sliced)
Salt – as required
Refined Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 2gm
Dry Red Chillies  – 2-3

Preparation
Cook Dal for about 10 mins with turmeric powder and salt. Keep aside.
Blend coconut, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric powder (1gm), and black pepper powder. This would be a thick paste with less water content.

Pre-heat the kadhai. Add chopped Cheera or Palak and sliced green chillies. Pour coconut mixture into this and stir well. Cook for 2-3 min. Add dal and  cook for 2-3 min in low flame.

Seasoning
Heat frying pan and add refined oil. Add mustard seeds and make it splutter. Add Dry red chillies (small pieces). Pour the entire content into your curry and stir slowly. Your tasty cheera curry is ready.

Enjoy this with hot rice.

Cheera or Palak (Spinach) Curry

Ingredients
Cheera or Palak (Spinach) or Drumstick leaves (Muringa ila) – chopped 4 cups
Dal (Sambar Parippu) – 1/2 cup
Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
Cumin Seeds – 2gm
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper Powder – 1tsp
Green Chillies  – 3-4 (sliced)
Salt – as required
Refined Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 2gm
Dry Red Chillies  – 2-3

Preparation
Cook Dal for about 10 mins with turmeric powder and salt. Keep aside.
Blend coconut, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric powder (1gm), and black pepper powder. This would be a thick paste with less water content.

Pre-heat the kadhai. Add chopped Cheera or Palak and sliced green chillies. Pour coconut mixture into this and stir well. Cook for 2-3 min. Add dal and  cook for 2-3 min in low flame.

Seasoning
Heat frying pan and add refined oil. Add mustard seeds and make it splutter. Add Dry red chillies (small pieces). Pour the entire content into your curry and stir slowly. Your tasty cheera curry is ready.

Enjoy this with hot rice.