March 3, 2012

Parippu cheera curry / Dal Palak Kerala style


A healthy and comfort food with rice or roti. Dal is a good source of proteins and spinach is rich in anti-oxidants,folic acid and iron. This curry is made with ground coconut, check out the other version  without coconut here.

Ingredients:

Toor dal/tuvara parippu - 3/4 cup
Spinach/Palak/cheera - 2 bunches
Green chillies - 2, slit
Garlic cloves - 4
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For grinding
Shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
Sambar onion / shallot - 1
Jeera/cumin seeds - a pinch
Water  - 2 tbsp

For tempering
Oil - 1 or 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dry red chillies - 1 or 2
Sambar onion / shallot - 3 or 4 (sliced fine)
Curry leaves - a few

Preparation:


1. Pressure cook dal with enough water for 1 whistle. Wash and chop the spinach leaves. Add spinach, green chillies, garlic, turmeric and chilly powder to the cooked dal and cook for some more time till spinach wilts.
2. Meanwhile, grind together the ingredients given above to a smooth paste. Add this to the cooked dal and spinach and let it boil.
3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add dry chillies followed by sliced onions and curry leaves. Fry till you get a nice aroma of onions and curry leaves. Pour this over the curry.

Enjoy with rice and papad.

Events:

Kerala Kitchen - March 2011 hosted by Prathibha, an event series started by Ria and Rose
Let's cook: Greens by Radhika
Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy as this recipe is a healthy dish with the goodness of dal and spinach. 
Only-South Indian hosted by Pari
Gimme Green hosted by Rosh
Love Lock Series: Legumes hosted by Vardhini. This event series was initiated by Vidhya

32 comments:

  1. A comforting bowl of dal..looks yum

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  2. looks delicious..we cook dhal with spinach,but do not add grated coconut...I am sure it is tasty with grated coconut....
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    1. Awesome recipe...a must to try

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  3. Looks somewhat similar to the Andhra one..
    however I will surely try it out.

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  4. looking simply superb n delicious........

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  5. wow awesome....nice recipe!

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  6. healthy and delicious looks wonderful

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  7. Luv dal palak with and without coconut :-) this looks really delicious Ramya, nice pic as well :-) Thanks for sending it to KK Event...

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  8. I NEVER TRIED WITH COCONUT. YOURS LOOK PERFECT.

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  9. Love to have this with hot steaming rice...YUM!

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  10. adipoli parippu curry,yummy!

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  11. I make dal palak quite often....i loved this version...will try this soon :-) There are awards for u in my space...plz accept :-)

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  12. delicious recipe... looks fabulous..

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  13. Very healthy yummy spinach dal recipe.

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  14. Delicious n healthy dal palak.

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  15. wonderful recipe! Looks awesome, great recipe and loved ur presentation!

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  16. Kerala style Dal palak has definitely lured me because of those coconuty flavors! I usually make it the simple way, but need to try your version. :)

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  17. This seems a super healthy recipe. Would be a great dish for me during lent time....

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  18. Dal Palak is a lovely combination and is always a comforting dish. Thank you Ramya for linking this healthy Dal to our Healthy Morsels- Pregnancy event !

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  20. Vibrant colour!!Thanx for linking this on my space :-)

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  21. That dal sounds delicious with the shallots and coconut. Thanks for sending it to my event.


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  22. Tried it. And it came out well.thnkz for the recipe.

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