Keerai/Spinach Sambhar

Spinach is one of a favorite vegetable for us and my mom cooks different type of spinach and makes spinach poriyal,sambhar and kottu every other day.Never had any problem in eating spinach and love to have different varieties of the spinach.My kiddo also loves to eat and one of his favorite is spinach sambhar and I make it once in a week.

Spinach sambhar can be made with toor dhal or moong dhal along with black channa and it tastes excellent with rice and some vegetable fry such as potato or cauliflower.Here follows the recipe.....


Spinach(finely chopped)2-3 cups
Toor Dhal/Thuvaram paruppu1/2cup
Black Channa(soaked)1/2cup
Shallots/Chinna venkayam10-12 nos.
Tomato1no.(medium size)
Sambhar Powder1tsp
Turmeric Powder1/4tsp
Tamarind Paste1tsp
Saltto taste

To temper

Mustard seeds/Kadugu1/2tsp
Urad Dhal/Ullutham paruppu1tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam1/2tsp
Red Chilly(broken)1no.
Asafoetida/Perungayama pinch
Curry leaves1sprig


                     Pressure cook the toor dhal and channa,chop the spinach,cut the shallots,tomato to fine pieces and keep aside.
  • Keep a pan with oil and saute the shallots till transparent and then tomatoes.
  • Once the tomato is cooked add the chopped spinach and sambhar powder and saute it for a minute.Add the cooked dhal and black channa to and add a cup of water and salt,turmeric powder to it.Let it cook till the raw smell goes off.
  • Now add the tamarind paste and cook it for a boil.In a separate pan temper the ingredients given for tempering with ghee and add it to the sambhar.
  • Spinach Sambhar is ready.

  • Any type of spinach can be used to make this sambhar
  • Use of shallots give a nice flavor and taste.
  • Adding the black channa gives an excellent taste and it is purely optional.
  • This sambhar is slightly watery than the regular sambhar.
  • A garlic clove can be added in the tempering which gives extra flavor.

Sending this to CWF - Spinach event happenings in Kiran's space,guest hosting by Vardhini.


My go to sambar since I have spinach in the freezer always. Thx for linking.

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Spinach sambar with small onions, delicious..

Very healthy sambar. Will try adding spinach in my next attempt

wow..sambar looks yummy and healthy too..will try this for sure!!

Healthy and delicious Sambar...nice clicks

yum and just yum .. very good combo with white rice

My mil makes sambar out of keerai, but i never tried. This sounds nice

wow healthy and delicious sambar...very tepmting...

Super healthy sambar, i do quite often..

Nice click,nalini...I luv keerai sambar

This is my fav way of eating spinach!!

Looks really awesome.. love 2 try this combination..nice cliks as always ...

Never tasted keerai sambar...will prepare it soon.
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