Keerai Porcha Kuzhambu (Spinach Lentil Soup)

Keerai Porcha Kuzhambu (Spinach Lentil Soup) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
Keerai porcha kuzhambu is a traditional Tamil recipe prepared in Tanjore style. It uses the green leafy vegetable spinach and packs a lot of nutrition with taste. It is had traditionally with plain hot rice and ghee with a dash of spicy pickle on the side. It can be had as a one pot dish too as a soup.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Served As: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Spicy
Servings 2


  • a leaves Spinach fresh
  • 1 cup Tuvar Dal
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • to Paste roast and grind
  • 2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 2 Red Chillies dried
  • 1 Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 4 Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Grated Coconut fresh
  • to Temper
  • 2 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 leaves Curry
  • 1 tsp Paste or oil oil roast the ingredients


  • Soak the tuvar dal in water for 30 minutes. Pressure cook it and mash lightly. Keep aside.
  • In a deep pan, add the chopped spinach and 2 cups of water. Add salt to taste. Let it boil on medium flame till the spinach is fully cooked.
  • In a small kadai, add 1 tsp of oil and add the paste ingredients. Roast till they turn light brown. Add some water and grind to a fine paste once it cools down.
  • Add the cooked tuvar dal to the spinach and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Now add the ground paste and mix well. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Temper with coconut oil, mustard seeds and curry leaves. The yummy kuzhambu is ready to be served.

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Priya Iyer(Anitha)
Priya Iyer(Anitha)

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