Sunday, November 10, 2013

Cheera Kootan / Curried Red Spinach

2 bunches red spinach/ cheera, chopped
1/2 cup cooked and mashed tuvar dal
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 cup grated coconut
1/4 teaspoon cumin/jeera seeds
For tempering
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard
2-3 shallots, sliced thin
2-3 whole red chillies(broken into pieces)
1 pappad, torn into bits
few curry leaves 
  • Add the chopped spinach into the cooked dal.
  •  Add 1 cup of water, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt. Cook until the spinach turns soft.
  • Grind the coconut and cumin into a fine paste.
  • Add this to the  dal and spinach. Mix well and cook on a low flame for 5 minutes.

For the tempering
  • Heat oil in a small pan. Add the mustard seeds. 
  • As the mustard starts to crackle add the whole red chillies, shallots, pappad pieces and curry leaves.
  • As the pappad puffs up and the onions start to turn golden, remove from flame and pour this onto the spinach curry.Close with a lid for 3-4 minutes so that the aroma lingers in the curry.
  • Serve with rice.


  1. Loved the 2nd pic nice capture.Cheera kootan looks yummy and pappadam on top oh I have to try that....
    Its ages since I saw some fresh cheera :(

    1. Thanx meena..y
      ou shd defntly gve this a sad tht u dont gt fresh cheera dr..:'(

  2. Love the clicks. Very well prepared.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. My favorite curry :) Ilooks so delicious and pictures are so awesome :)

  4. This dish looks yummy & loved all your clicks.

  5. I haven't tried red spinach.. Looks delicious Priya.. I'm feeling hungry now ;-)


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