Spinach Podi Koora / Stir Fry

Hi Buddies,

This is one of my favorite dishes (my mom’s recipe). This is very easy to prepare and tastes awesome !!! Aashu likes it a lot and it’s very healthy.It goes well with rice/ chapati and could even make a sandwich with it. To enjoy it completely,have it with vadiyam (onion and gummadikaya).¬†Hope you too would love it !!!


Serves: 4
Duration: 15 minutes

Spinach: 2 bunches
Onion: 1
Green Chili: 1
Ginger: small piece
Red chili: 2
Moong Dal: 1/2 cup
Chana Dal: 1 tbsp.
Urad Dal : 1 tbsp.
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp.
Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp.
Hing: Pinch
Turmeric: pinch
Oil: 1 tbsp.
Salt: As per taste


  • Soak Moong dal for 15 minutes in warm water.
  • Wash and finely chop spinach , onions and green chili.
  • Heat a pan with 1 tbsp. of oil.

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  • Add chana dal and urad dal to it. After a minute add cumin , red chili, mustard seeds, hing and turmeric.
  • When they start crackling, add ginger and green chili to it.

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  • Fry them a little and then add onions to it.

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  • Saute them and add moong dal to it (drain water and add).
  • Fry moong dal for 1-2 minutes.It shouldn’t be cooked too long to¬†retain its crunchiness.

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  • Finally add chopped spinach and salt.

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  • Stir it well and cook it for 7 minutes without closing the lid (This will not change color).
  • Turn off heat.
  • Serve it with rice and vadiyam.

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