Monday, June 29, 2009

Potato Masala and Keerai kozhumbu/ Spinach dal curry

Potato masala and keerai kozhumbu from my MIL's kitchen... Its such a simple recipe but tastes out of the world. As i already mentioned, I luv spinach and my hubby doesn't object it... it has permanent place in week day menu. This is another way of cooking spinach curry. Potato masala looks colorful, am sure would be a kids pleaser.

Potato Masala:


2 potatoes

1/2 onion chopped

1 tbsp g& g paste

1 tbsp fennel seeds powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

salt to taste

2 tbsp oil


Cut the potatoes into 4 pieces and cook them till they are almost soft(3/4 done). Peel the skin and cur into small pieces. Marinate it with salt, turmeric and rec chilli powder for 30 mts. Heat oil in a pan, do the seasoning with mustard seeds and fennel seeds powder. Add onion an Fry till translucent. Add g&g paste. saute for 5 mts. Finally add the marinated potatoes and fry till golden brown Add oil if necessary. Potatoes will be crispy if u add more oil. Remove from heat.. Ready to serve....

Keerai kozhumbu/ Spinach curry


1 bunch spinach

1/2 cup toor dal

1/2 onion

3 tomatoes

1 tbsp sambar powder

3 tbsp shredded coconut

salt to taste


Cook toor dal separately and mash it.. Grind coconut to a fine paste. Add sliced onions, tomatoes and salt to mashed dal and cook for 10 mts/ or till the onions and tomatoes are cooked. Add sambar powder, chopped spinach and ground coconut to the dhal gravy and cook till the spinach wilts and the masala should be cooked by 10 mts. Remove from heat. Do the seasoning separately and add to spinach dal mixture. Spinach gravy is ready!!!!


Poornima Nair

Thats a great meal...would love to have for lunch right now.


The plate looks very inviting. Nice idea of adding fennel seeds to Potato and Coconut to Spinach. I'm sure they must have tasted great! Nice pic, too.


Hey I love potato masala.I also make in a similar way with slight variation.Next time gonna try your recipe.The use of sambhar powder in spinach curry sounds interesting Ashwini!!!


wow...what a lovely and filling lunch...looks delicious :)


very colourfull.....


Thats a lovely lunch plate..I love to hv something like this...

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine

Lovely palate. Colorful and yummy.


Healthy spinach dal and yummy potato masala.


Wat a delicious combo, lovely dish together Ashwini!


nice healthy meal..looks yumm too..


nice post..will try potato masala soon!!

Sarah Naveen

That is a filling meal...Sambar powder in spinach..I have never done that...will dfntly try it...


thats fulfilling meal!


Thanks parita, sarah naveen, chitra, sowmya and priya!!!

Do try it and lemme know the feedback!!!


Thanks valarmathi, pratiba, a2z vegetarian, sailaja, gita, aysha, poornima and valarmathi..


Lovely meal Ashwini. I loved the combo :)


Soo healthy and yummy recipe dear!


wow the plate looks so tempting!!!!!

Ashwini's Spicy Cuisine   © 2008. Template Recipes by Emporium Digital