Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Keerai Molagutal

Molagutal is a gravy dish popular among the kerala Brahmins which is basically made of dal + coconut grinded with cumin seeds and some vegetable.
I am a big fan of greens/spinach. Greens/spinach given to me in any form, I will manage to eat. But that was not the case in my house. My mom would have a tough day if the menu had greens/spinach. The only dish made of greens that was allowed was keerai molagutal.

Greens/spinach – 200 grams
Tuvar dal – 75 grams
Coconut – 50 grams
Cumin seeds – 3 grams
Red chillies – 2 nos
Turmeric powder and salt – to taste

To temper:
Oil – 10 grams
Mustard – 5 grams
Curry leaves - few

  • Wash the greens and chop them finely.
  • Pressure cook the tuvar dal and the greens with salt and turmeric powder.
  • Grind the coconut, cumin seeds and red chillies by adding little water into a smooth paste.
  • Open the pressure cooker and grind the tuvar dal and the greens. Or you can also just mash the dal and greens with a spatula.
  • Add the grinded coconut paste, mix well and boil the gravy.
  • In a kadai, pour oil and add mustard. Once mustard splutters, add curry leaves and add the same to the gravy.

Keerai Molagutal is ready!!! Serve with rice and spicy mango pickle.

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