Cheera Ozhichu Curry / Pulisseri

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Ingredients (Serves 6)

1. Red spinach / cheera – 200 gm, finely chopped (You can replace cheera with beetroot leaves)

    Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

    Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

    Water – 1/2 cup

    Salt – To taste

2. Yoghurt, sour – 3/4 – 1 cup, beaten

To grind

3. Grated coconut – 1.25 cup

    Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

    Green chilies – 2 – 3

To season

4. Coconut oil – 2 – 3 tsp

    Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

    Dried red chilies – 2

    Curry leaves – A few

Method

1.  Grind the grated coconut along with cumin seeds and green chilies to a very fine paste.

2. Combine the finely chopped spinach/beet leaves along with the remaining ingredients numbered 1. Cook for 4 – 6 minutes at medium heat, until wilted. Add ground coconut mixture. Cook for a few minutes at medium-low heat. Bring down the heat to low. Add beaten yoghurt gradually and stir well. Taste-check for salt. Cook for a minute and switch off.

3. Heat 2 – 3 tsp coconut oil in a small pan. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chilies and curry leaves. Pour over the prepared curry. Mix well and serve with rice and other side-dishes.

Cheera Ozhichu Curry

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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