Keerai/spinach is a rich source of iron. It is very good especially for ladies. Daily intake of spinach in your diet increases iron and calcium content which is a must especially for ladies.
It can be any type of spinach. Spinach has a volatile acid which will leave when cooked. So it has to be cooked without being covered with a lid. This recipe can be done in many ways. But my mom does it this way which I too follow and here goes the recipe.
1) Spinach - 1 bunch
2) Toor dal - 2 tbsp
3) Jeera - 1 tbsp
4) Red chilli - 3
5) Mustard - 1/2 tbsp
6) Urad dal- 1/2 tbsp
7) Channa dal - 1/2 tbsp
8) Coconut - 2 tbsp
9) Salt to taste.
10) Oil - 2 tbsp.
1)Wash the spinach and chop it finely.
2)Soak toordal, jeera, red chilli in water for 5-10 mins. grind this along with coconut into a fine paste.
3)Take a kadai, add required amount of water and bring to boil. now add the chopped spinach and let it cook.
4)Now add the grounded paste. let it cook on a medium flame for about 5 mins or untill the raw smell goes off.
5)For seasoning , heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal and pour this in that kadai.
6)This keerai can be had with rice or can be served as a side dish.