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Keerai poriyal with Chana dal - Bengal gram dal Keerai poriyal - Simple Side dish recipe - Healthy side dish

I always do Keerai Kootu or without coconut version. I try some variation when I get bored with it. My helper was asking whether I do Keerai poriyal I told her yes but with moong dal. Then she was asking whether we can try with Gram dhal .. So I took the camera and starting clicking the photos. This is very simple,healthy and tasty dish.. Healthy dish don't have to be bland.. Do try this
Spinach - 1 bunch
Bengal Gram dhal / Chana dal - 3/4 cup (1/2 of Spinach)
Salt to taste
Red chillies - 2
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Garlic - 4 pods
Urad dhal - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Grated coconut - 2 tablespoon
Onion - 1/2 (finely chopped)
Asafoetida / Hing - a pinch
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon


Soak the Dhal for 15 mins and cook it. Keep it aside. Heat the pan with oil. Add mustard seeds let it pop. Add Urad dhal, Red chillies, Asafoetida fry till brown color. 
Add crushed garlic and Onion. Fry till transparent. Add spinach, Salt and turmeric powder and let it cook.
Add Cooked dhal. Mix well. Cook for a  1 min. Add grated coconut and mix well. Switch it off
Serve hot.
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  1. healthy adn yummhy keerai poriyal!! Love the cute little kadai!!

  2. This one is a completely new dish for me, have never had spinach and dal in a dry form like this. have pinned for later trial.

    thanks for sharing :)

  3. Love this poriyal, the dal and coconut makes it very tasty..

  4. This is our family favorite...We just can't get enough of it...looks yumm dear...I am hungry now looking at it


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