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Malabar Spinach Curry


Malabar Spinach Curry

Malabar Spinach Curry, an authentic curry, prepared by the cooked malabar spinach dal mixture and coconut masala paste, with a mustard curry leaves seasoning.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Curry
Cuisine: Karnataka
Keyword: Veg Curry
Servings: 6
Author: Chaya


  • 1 bowl Malabar Spinach with stem chopped
  • 1/3 cup Toor dal
  • 2 medium Tomato chopped
  • 4 tsp Oil
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Stone Flower
  • 1/8 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 8-9 Dry red chilly
  • 7-8 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 1 big Onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Coconut chopped/grated
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Poppy Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 4 strings Curry Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Salt


  • In a pressure cooker, add toor dal, chopped malabar spinach leaves and stems, chopped tomatoes.
  • Close the lid and cook for 3-4 whistles.
  • Heat a kadai, add oil, add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, stone flower, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, dry red chilly, Saute for 2 mins on medium flame.
  • In a mixing jar add sauted spice mixture, turmeric powder, poppy seeds, coconut.
  • Grind it to fine paste.
  • Heat a kadai, add oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves, onion, saute.
  • Add cooked malabar spinach-dal mixture, masala paste, mix well.
  • Add water according to curry consistency, stir well.
  • Now add salt, mix well.
  • Cook well.
  • Delicious Authentic Malabar Spinach Curry is ready to have.


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