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Spinach Curry


Spinach curry is one of my favorite of my mom’s recipe. It is simple but tasty dish. You can have it with rice or chappathy. This dish is full of  iron and protein as it contains dal. Here you go…


  • Chopped Spinach – 4 cups
  • (Split bean) Moong dal – 1/2 cup
  • Chopped onion – 1/2 cup
  • Tomato – 1
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Dried red chillies – 4 (adjust to taste)
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • (Split white lentil) Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Sambar powder – 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:

  1. Boil 2 cups of water and add the chopped spinach and let it cook for 5 to 10 minutes till it becomes soft
  2. Cook the moong dal in pressure cooker or microwave it for 10 minutes. It should be mashed.
  3. Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan and add mustard seeds  followed by cumin seeds, urad dal and red chillies.
  4. Once the mustard seeds splutter, add onion and fry till it becomes golden brown.
  5. Now add the tomatoes and fry till it gets mashed.
  6. Add the spinach and mix them them well. Cook for 3 minutes.
  7. Now if you think there is less spice, you can add sambar powder, mix it well  and leave it for 2 more minutes.
  8. Add the mashed moong dal to the above mixture and combine well.
  9. Cook for 5 minutes. Keep on stirring till you get the desired consistency.
  10. It is as simple as that. Spinach curry is ready.

:) Serve hot with Rice or Chappathy.

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  1. Beautiful looking dish and yummy.

  2. Spinach is a veggie I absolutely love… your curry looks so so good!

  3. Great site keep up the good work.

  4. so delicious and so healthy!

  5. Nithu..This is my Favourite! I have to try this with Moong Dal..

    BTW..Can u send me some entries to RCI-Lucknow..I would love to receive the links for Aloo Paratha’s and Dum Aloo..

  6. Yours is so creamy and rich.

  7. Hi friends, Thanks for your comments and support.
    Hi Lavi, sure will send u the links.

  8. nice pictures …u guys doing great job

  9. The dish looks very healthy and delicious,thanks for sharing.

  10. This dish is my all time favorite. I remember my mother, make this recipe for me. She served rice and roti. In Sindhi community we use to call it “Sai Bhaji”

    Thanks Nithu for the great recipe.

  11. Thank you for the recipe. I loved it.

  12. the picture looked beautiful, but sorry I didn’t like the taste.

  13. Hi sudha, sorry to hear that u didn’t like the taste… I know taste differs…

  14. Got to try today…hope it comes good as other dishes (Shriya’s and Nithu’s) i have already tried…Good work !!! Keep going !!!!

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