Puli itta keerai / tamarind flavoured spinach

2 servings
25 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
2 Bunch of Spinach

Salt as required

2 flakes of Tamarind

1/2 cup water

2 Green chillies

1 Tsp of oil

1/2 tsp of Mustard seeds

1 tsp of channa dal

1 tsp of Urad dal

1 or 2 Dry Red Chillies

A pinch of Asafoetida


  • Take a heavy bottomed vessel and cup spinach, Tamarind and Green chillies in 1/2 cup water until well done.
  • Put off the stove and allow it to cool, Once it is cooled puree them all together into a nice paste.
  • Take a wok and heat oil then add one by one everything under seasoning, fry them until a nice aroma comes out, add this to pureed spinach mix well and serve.
  • Cook Tomatoes, turmeric until soft and mushy. Once it is well cooked, keep it aside until it is cool.
  • Then grind these cooked Tomatoes, turmeric, green chillies, coriander leaves, cumin seeds, coconut into a fine paste using 1 cup of water.
  • Then heat this mixture for few more minutes and starts thickening. Then add thick Yoghurt mix well and put it back on the stove, lower the heat and allow it cook, add required quantity of salt, mix well, Keep stirring for few more minutes, you can see the bubbles forming around the corner of the vessel, then put off the stove.
  • Take a wok, heat oil and add everything under seasoning once the mustard splutters, fenugreek seeds change colour, add curry leaves, asafoetida and then chopped coriander leaves.
  • Mix well and serve it with hot rice with some nice dry curry.


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