Carrot & Spinach Curry

Carrot & Spinach curry is a very healthy, tasty and easy curry to prepare. It goes well with steamed rice or any Indian flat bread or can be served as a salad. Use this healthy  curry as a filling to sandwich, samosa or roll.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4 to 5 servings

Ingredients:

  1. Carrot: 2 to 3 medium sized cut into small pieces
  2. Moong dal/split green gram: ¼ cup (wash and soak in ½  cup of water for 15 minutes)
  3. Spinach: a small bunch finely chopped
  4. Oil: 1 tablespoon
  5. Cumin: 1 teaspoon
  6. Garlic: 5 to 6 cloves finely chopped
  7. Ginger: 1 inch finely chopped
  8. Onion: 1 medium sized finely chopped
  9. Green chilli: 2 to 3 finely chopped
  10. Curry leaves: few leaves
  11. Salt: ½ teaspoon(according to taste)
  12. Cumin powder: ½ teaspoon
  13. Coriander powder: ½ teaspoon
  14. Turmeric: ¼ teaspoon
  15. Red chilli powder: ½ teaspoon (according to taste)
  16. Grated coconut: ¼ cup (optional)
  17. Coriander leaves: few leaves finely chopped
  18. Juice of ½ lemonIMG_6700

Procedure:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and garlic.Let cumin crackle.IMG_6706
  2. Add ginger and fry for 2 minutes.
  3. Add onions , finely chopped green chillies and saute for a minute.IMG_6707
  4. Add carrot pieces and moong dal along with  water and saute for a minute.IMG_6709
  5. Add salt, turmeric and saute. Cover the pan with a lid and allow to cook for 8 to 10  minutes on slow flame.IMG_6713
  6. Mix once everything.IMG_6714
  7. Add finely chopped spinach ,grated coconut, red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder, coriander powder and mix properly. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes on slow flame. Keep aside 1 teaspoon of grated coconut for garnishing.IMG_6716
  8.  Add coriander leaves and allow to cook for a minutes on slow flame. Switch off the flame. Adjust the seasoning. Add lemon juice and mix. Transfer to a serving bowl.IMG_6720
  9. Garnish with some grated coconut. Serve carrot and spinach curry along with steamed rice or any Indian flat bread.IMG_6728

Note:

  1. Similarly you can prepare yellow pumpkin and spinach curry.
  2. You can also add 1/2 teaspoon of dry mango powder in place of lemon juice.

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