March 9, 2012

Keerai Bataani Masiyal | Spinach - Green Peas Curry

Spinach is a staple green at home and we make Kootu / Sambhar / Masiyal out of the same.One cup of spinach has nearly 20% of the RDA of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar, and curbs overeating. Spinach is rich in Folic Acid , Calcium as well as fibre and this curry goes very well with plain steamed rice or even Curd rice and Lemon-bittergourd pickle


Its a dish that can be made in under 10 minutes if all the ingredients are ready, and goes well with Rotis / Chapatis as well. By inhibiting the angiotensin I-converting enzyme, peptides within spinach have been shown to effectively lower blood pressure.


Teamed with Moong Dal & Green peas, this curry is a balanced food for pregnant and lactating mothers alike,as it provides enough folate and protein balance as a light side dish. Let's get to the recipe now.. 


Update : Linking this to PJ who is hosting my event “My Health, My Way” – Theme :Calcium Rich recipes




Prep time - 10 mins
Cook time - 10 mins
Serves  - 3


Ingredients:

  • Spinach / Palak - 3 cups (packed)
  • Moong Dal / Split green gram - 1/3 cup
  • Fresh or frozen Green peas - 2 handfuls (optional but recommmended)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Turmeric - a dash
  • Amchur / dry mango powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1/2 TBSP
  • Tempering : Mustard seeds, broken red chillies, cumin (jeera) & Asafoetida

Method:
1) Wash and chop spinach throughly. meanwhile soak Moong dal for 5 - 8 mins in warm water.
2) In a pressure pan / cooking pan, add spinach, moong dal, green peas, salt, turmeric and little water and pressure cook for 2 whistles. 
3) Release the pressure and mash up the mixture slightly.
4) In a pan, heat oil and prepare the tempering. Add the cooked and mashes spinach - dal - peas mixture, amchur, sugar and bring to slow boil. Add freshly grated coriander at this point and check for salt (imp : Spinach & Moong dal absorb a lot of salt, so add with caution)
5) Once it simmers, prepare tempering in another pan, add to the simmering spinach and turn off the fire. Mix well and serve with plain rice or even curd rice.

12 comments:

  1. wow now this is new way to make spinach.. i am surely going to try this and no onion or garlic or tomato even.. all greens

    wonderful dish

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  2. Awesome....

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    Preeti
    Ongoing Event--Color n Sweet-HOLI FEST
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  3. Very healthy, great with rotis too..

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  4. This looks delicious..Totally YUMMY

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  5. Looks so delicious. I have never had keerai with peas. Will try it.

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  6. I have heard Dal Palak but this addition of peas is new to me. Shall keep this tip in mind. Thank you for sending this recipe to Healthy Morsels. Waiting for more such good ones :)

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  7. This is indeed a very unique combination, love the addition of both the greens together. Thank you for linking with Healthy Morsels :)

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  8. Very new combo for me. Sounds delicious!

    Do contribute some of your wonderful recipes to my ongoing event. Would be delighted :)

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  9. very creative recipe.looks just yumm....n nice space vth yummy n tasty recipes n nice pics too.....
    Maha

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  10. Nice delicious one !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing event CC:Vegan Diet - Plant Based Food

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  11. Nice combo. Healthy curry. Thx for linking.

    Vardhini
    Event: Side Dishes
    Event: Spinach

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