Keerai Molagootal Recipe | Spinach Lentil Curry Recipe

Molagootal is a very popular and traditional Palakkad dish. Keerai molagootal can be prepared using any of the greens like ara keerai, mola keerai, paruppu keerai, thanda keerai or palak keerai. This keerai molagootal is a slight variation from the keerai kootu as we are using thoor dal instead of moong dal and also for coconut paste, instead of grinding only coconut, red chili and cumin as we normally do, we need to fry urad dal as an additional ingredient which not only adds the flavor but also makes the coconut paste thicker making with Keerai Molagootal thicker in consistency. 


Keerai Molagootal Recipe | Spinach Lentil Curry Recipe
Keerai Molagootal Recipe | Spinach Lentil Curry Recipe

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time5 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Servings4
Recipe CategorySides for SouthIndian Main
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian
Keerai Molagootal Recipe | Spinach Lentil Curry Recipe
Keerai Molagootal Recipe | Spinach Lentil Curry Recipe


Ingredients:

Spinach Leaves4 Cups*
Thoor Dal1/2 Cup
Turmeric Powder1/4 Teaspoon
SaltTo taste

* 1 Cup = 250ml
For Grinding:


Oil1 Teaspoon
Urad Dal2 Tablespoon
Red Chilli2
Grated Coconut1/4 Cup
Cumin Seeds1 teaspoon

For Seasoning:
Oil1 Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds 1 Teaspoon
Split Urad Dal2 Teaspoon
Red Chilli1


Keerai Molagootal Recipe | Spinach Lentil Curry Recipe
Keerai Molagootal Recipe | Spinach Lentil Curry Recipe

Method:
  1. Wash the spinach leaves thoroughly. Chop the leaves and keep it aside
  2. Pressure cook dal and mash it nicely and set it aside
  3. In a pan, add oil. Add urad dal, red chili and fry till the dal turns golden brown
  4. Take these fried ingredients in a mixer jar along with grated coconut and cumin seeds and grind it to a paste
  5. In a sauce pan, take the chopped spinach. Add turmeric powder and 1/2 cup water and cook the spinach till soft
  6. Once cooked, mash the spinach with back of ladle or potato masher. Add salt and stir well
  7. Add mashed dal along with ground coconut-spice paste and stir well. Allow it to boil for a minute and switch off the flame
  8. In another pan, add oil. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then, add split urad dal and red chili and saute till the dal turns golden brown color. Switch off the flame and add the seasoning to the Keerai Molagootal
  9. The yummy Keerai Molagootal is now ready to serve!
  10. Keerai Molagootal Recipe | Spinach Lentil Curry Recipe
    Keerai Molagootal Recipe | Spinach Lentil Curry Recipe

Post a Comment

It is one of our favorite family cuisine. I have heard most palakkadis love this recipe just like us. I am also from Palakkad

[blogger][facebook]

Subbuskitchen

{facebook#https://www.facebook.com/subbuskitchen} {twitter#https://twitter.com/subbuskitchen} {google-plus#https://plus.google.com/115341265074992717262} {pinterest#https://uk.pinterest.com/subbalakshmi/} {youtube#https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCla9LAE6rFUfNOT-OftJkQg} {instagram#https://www.instagram.com/subbuskitchen/}

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *

Powered by Blogger.
Javascript DisablePlease Enable Javascript To See All Widget