Spinach Milagu( pepper ) Poricha Kuzhambu

Spinach Milagu (pepper ) Poricha Kuzhambu

Spinach Milagu Poricha Kuzhambu with Vatral Kuzhambu Podi

All of us make poricha kuzhambu with various veggies, my mil also makes poricha kuzhambu with spinach ( Palak). She uses Vatral Kuzhambu Podi. Raw Banana fry is a good combination with this Kuzhambu. Goes well with hot, hot phulkas, puri, plain rice and curd rice. Refreshing. Do give a try.


Broken moong dhal ( Paasi paruppu ) – 1 cup ( washed, soaked in water for 1/2 an hour and drained )

Cleaned, washed and chopped spinach – 5 cups

Water – 3 cups

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Grated jaggery – 1 teaspoon

To mix in 1/4 cup of water

Vatral kuzhambu podi – 1 tablespoon

Rice flour –  2 teaspoons

Asafoetida powder – 1/2 teaspoon

To Season

Ghee – 2 tablespoons

Coconut oil – 1 tablespoon

Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

Urad dhal – 2 teaspoons

Jeera – 1 teaspoon

Coarsely crushed black pepper powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Finely chopped curry leaves –  little


Heat a pan. Add 3 cups of water. When the water boils, add the drained dhal. Cook on sim flame. When the dhal is almost cooked, add the spinach. Cook on sim flame for 5 minutes. Add the salt to taste, jaggery and the spice powder that is mixed in water. Simmer for 5 minutes. By now the poricha kuzhambu would have thickened. The consistency of the kuzhambu has to be like dosa batter. Switch off the stove. Season. Mix and serve hot.

Chef’s Tips

1) Instead of broken yellow moong dhal, you can use Toovar Dhal ( 1 and cup )

2) The Poricha Kuzhambu tastes good if it is nice and thick.


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