Keerai Kolambu

Its one of the delicious recipe that we can ever make with Keerai / spinach. I used arai keerai to prepare this recipe but we can use paruppu keerai, ponnaganni keerai also to prepare this recipe. Arai Keerai has 2.8gms of protein in each 100gms of keerai and has 7.4gms of carbohydrate.


Arai Keerai / Any kind of Spinach – 1 bunch (separate the leaves from spinach and wash and clean it well)
Red Gram Dhal – ¾ th handful
Tomato – 2(finely chopped)
Onion – 1(finely chopped)
Green Chilly – 2
Garlic Pods – 4 (finely chopped)
Sambar Powder – 2 tbsp
Kolambu Podi – 2 tbsp
Tamarind Juice – 15 tbsp or as you wish
Turmeric Powder – ½ tbsp
Asafoetodia – ½ tbsp
Mustard Seeds – ½ tbsp
Salt – to taste
Cooking Oil

Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Service For: 3 People

Cooking Instructions:

Add red gram with required amount of water in the cooker and let it cook for 6 to 8 whistles so that red gram will be well mashed while you open the cooker.

Heat oil in a pan and saute it with mustard seeds. Add onions, tomatoes, garlic, chillies and fry it well until the tomato is mashed and oil comes out of the dish. Add sambar powder, kolambu powder and tamarind juice to it and mix well so that no lumps are found. Add turmeric powder, asafoetodia and cleaned spinach and fry it well. Add this to the cooked red gram in the pressure cooker with enough salt and water and let it cook for 3 whistles.

Delicious spinach kolambu is ready to serve.

Side Dish: It best matches with rice.


Indranee Batabyal said...

Wow! Srilekha, what a coincidence! We have the same template:) You have a nice blog and I love the recipes. Congrats on your awards!

Priti said...

This dal is all time favorite...we also make with Arai Keerai....but it never looked so delicious like urs..

Mrs.SriLekha said...

thank u indrane and prit

Trupti said...

First time here. You have nice blog here. Kolambu looks delicious. Congrats on all awards.

Mrs.SriLekha said...

thanks for stopping my blog trupti.

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

ur blog is like the reference point for the yummy tradtional recipes sri! awesome job!

Mrs.SriLekha said...

thankz jz

Sagari said...

looks so comforting srilekha

Divya Vikram said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog..The kuzhambu looks too too good and healthy

Prajusha said...

first time to ur blog..cheera kolambu looks nice.

Sujatha said...

I used to love keerai kuzhambu but haven't made it in a while.. I just make plain spinach and dal.. Next time I'll spice-up my dal your way and enjoy the kuzhambu :)

Sujatha said...

I forgot to say, Thanks for passing me the award! I've been pampered with awards lately, and feeling very excited about it! Thats so nice of you, Sri!

Mrs.SriLekha said...

thanks sagari, divya, prajusha and sujatha

Anonymous said...

That was a delicious recipe. I had tried it and everyone at home loved it a lot. I even got credits from my mom-in-law. Thanks a lot.

SriLekha said...

thanks yar and its a credit for me too!