Spinach-Toor Dal Saute

Here is a Calcium rich saute which is very popular at home. This time around I followed the recipe from Veggieplatter and simplified the process as mentioned by her.

This qualifies under calcium rich recipes for BM #19.

Ingredients - 

Spinach chopped 3 cups
Toor Dal / Kandipappu handful
Salt as needed
Turmeric 1/8 tsp
Red Chilli Powder as needed
Coconut (fresh/frozen) ( I used coconut powder)
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Chana dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Red Chillies 1-2)

Spinach-Toor Dal Saute

Method Of Preparation -

Cook toor dal either on the stove top or in the microwave just so the dal is just about cooked and not mushy. Set aside.

In a heated kadai/wok, add oil and the rest of the seasoning in the same order mentioned. 

After the dals are brown and the mustard seeds pop, add the toor dal and saute for a few seconds.

Add the chopped spinach and let it cook for a couple of minutes. 

Sprinkle coconut, salt, turmeric and red chilli powder. Mix well and remove from fire.

Serve it hot with rice or roti. I loved it with a few drops of lemon juice too!

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 19.  

Preparation Time 20 min
Serves 2-3
Posted by Harini R on Saturday, August 18, 2012


  1. Delicious combination of spinach and toor. Wonderful recipe.

  2. i love the sauteed version of green leaves rather than the curries or pureed, this looks so appetizing

  3. Rajani Says:
  4. I love this with a simple kuzhambu and rice.lovely clicks.

  5. Looks divine. Suma's blog is packed with great recipes.

  6. Anonymous Says:
  7. Curry looks very fresh, healthy and yummy!

  8. Priya Says:
  9. Wat an excellent saute, love here the addition of toor dal.

  10. Healthy side dish..looks so colurful..

  11. Such a healthy and delicious subji..

  12. this looks so good - one I must try

  13. Pavani Says:
  14. Yummy looking curry. I love the combination of leafy greens with pappu..

  15. preeti garg Says:
  16. Really healthy Combo.. Awesome

  17. Anonymous Says:
  18. look at the color!!! amazing and healthy


  19. Real healthy dish... I love the color...

  20. Rosh Says:
  21. Lovely recipe. Will definitely try :)

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