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Mangalore Style Spinach Curry

Flours Frostings
15 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Mangalore Style Spinach Curry RECIPE

Basale or malabar spinach is a beautiful , supple green that is pretty common along the coastal regions of karnataka, particularly Mangalore. But its also really flavourful. Both the leaves and stalks can be used for curries. The seafood loving folk of Mangalore often add prawns or mussels to the gravy for even more depth of flavour, but the purely vegetrian version is lip smacking on its own and a great accompaniment to boiled or steamed rice.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Karnataka
  • Pressure Cook
  • Blending
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. 250 grams basale or Malabar spinach
  2. 1/2 cup Toor dal
  3. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  4. salt to taste
  5. For the masala paste :
  6. 5 to 6 dry red chili
  7. 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  8. 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  9. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  10. 1 small onion
  11. 3 -4 cloves garlic
  12. 1 tsp tamarind paste
  13. 2 tbsp oil


  1. Clean and finely chop spinach leaves. Chop spinach stalks into bite sized or half finger length pieces .
  2. Pressure cook stalks with dal , salt , turmeric and 1 cup water over low flame for 3 whistles
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add red chili , mustard, coriander and cumin seeds. Saute for 3-4 minutes
  4. Grind the above spices with coconut, garlic , onion and tamarind into a fine smooth paste.
  5. Once steam is released , add ground masala paste with spinach leaves to cooker and cook over medium heat .Add salt and mix well. Bring to boil
  6. Simmer and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Adjust seasonings if required
  7. Serve hot with rice.

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Anu Sachdeva
Anu Sachdeva   Nov-22-2017

Simple yet delicious.

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