How to make Keerai Chutney -

Flavourfully tempered spinach chutney

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Dakshin Delights.

Main Ingredients : Spinach (पालक), Split Black Gram Skinless

Cuisine : Tamil Nadu

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Keerai Chutney

Keerai Chutney Recipe Card


Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Keerai Chutney Recipe

  • Spinach roughly chopped 1 bunch

  • Split Black Gram Skinless scraped 4 tablespoons

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 tablespoon

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1 tablespoon

  • Dried red chillies 4

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Tomato chopped 1 medium

  • Green chilli chopped 1

  • Oil 1 teaspoon

  • Tamarind pulp 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat the oil in a pan. Add the split black gram and split Bengal gram and roast to a golden brown. Add the red chillies, asaofetida, onion, tomato and green chilli.

Step 2

Sauté for five minutes. Add the spinach, coconut, tamarind pulp and salt. Mix well. Remove from heat and cool. Grind to a fine paste and serve.

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