January 26, 2010

Keerai Kuzhambu | Greens Gravy

Back in India we get a lot of variety of greens and used to make different dishes.But here I have tried much of it. Till now stick only to this gravy. My favorite side dish for this gravy Sepankizhangu Varuval (Colacasia fry)..the subtle taste of the greens and spiciness of the fry is mouth watering. I remember the first time I made this gravy.I added too much water and instead of gravy it turned out to a soup.Drained the excess water and served it as soup to myself before anyone could notice I made the gravy perfect for rice :-)

This is a easy to make healthy dish made of spinach.Greens are high in protein,iron,calcium,dietary fiber..It is highly recommended to include greens atleast once in a week for a healthy life..

Keerai Kuzhambu


Greens/Spinach - 1/2 lb
Toor Dal - 1 cup
Onion - 2 no
Tomato - 1 no
Garlic - 6 pods
Green Chilly - 3 no
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
Tamarind paste - 1/2 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Salt - for taste
Oil - 2 tsp


  • Wash and add the greens to a pressure cooker.
  • Add toor dal,chopped onion, tomato, garlic, green chilly, curry leaves, turmeric powder,salt, tamarind paste to the cooker.
  • Add 1 cup water (add water only to cook the dal..adding too much water might make the gravy watery)
  • Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Smash the contents well
  • Heat oil in pan add mustard and finely chopped onion and saute until onion turns transparent
  • Transfer the seasoning to the gravy and boil for 5 min.Serve hot with rice



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