Spinach – 2 bunches (washed and finely chopped)

Toor Dal – 1 1/2 cups

Urad Dal – 2 tbsp

Black Pepper – 1 tbsp

Cumin Seeds – 1 tbsp

Fresh Coconut – 1 cup

Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp

Asafoetida – 1 tsp

Ghee/Oil – 4-5 tbsp

Salt to taste


In a pressure cooker, add water and once hot add the toor dal, close the lid and cook for three whistles.  Once cool mash the dal and keep it aside.

In a kadai, add oil and once hot add the urad dal, black pepper and cumin seeds and saute till the dal becomes golden.  Turn off the heat and once cool blend it with fresh coconut into a fine paste and keep it aside.

In the same kadai, add ghee/oil and once hot add mustard seeds, asafoetida and saute till the mustard seeds sputter.  Now add the chopped spinach leaves and turmeric powder and saute till the leaves shrink.

Now add the cooked toor dal, the pepper/dal/coconut paste and salt and mix well.  Add little water if it is too thick.

Let it simmer for a couple of minutes and turn off the heat.

Yummy Keerai Milagootal is now ready !!