Mulai Keerai(Amaranth Leaves) and Moong dal Gravy


  • One bunch of Mulai Keerai ( Amaranth Leaves)
  • One onion
  • One tomato
  • 3 or 4 garlic flakes
  • One green chilli
  • One tsp pepper jeera powder
  • One cup of yellow moong dal
  • 1/2 tsp hing ( asafoetida)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

For seasoning

  • One tsp mustard
  • One tsp urad dal
  • One red chilli
  • 11/2 tsp cooking oil


  1. Wash the keerai well to remove mud completely.
  2. Remove the stalk if it is not tender.
  3. Chop the leaves finely.
  4. Chop onion and tomato into fine pieces.
  5. Peel off the skin from the garlic.
  6. Make green chilli into fine paste.
  7. Pressure cook moong dal with enough water and keep it aside.
  8. In a Kadai cook keerai with enough salt, turmeric powder, hing and enough water.
  9. Mash the cooked leaves with a masher.
  10. Add cooked moong dal to the mashed leaves.
  11. In a frying pan put one and half tsp oil.
  12. Add mustard, urad dal and red chilli. Let it splutter.
  13. Add chopped onion and garlic and fry till the onion becomes soft.
  14. Add chopped tomato and fry till it gets cooked.
  15. Add green chilli paste and fry for a while.
  16. Add the cooked keerai and dal and pepper jeera powder.
  17. Add enough water and salt (if needed).
  18. Boil for 5 minutes till everything gets completely mixed.
  19. Serve hot with rotis or wheat rava kichidi.

5 Responses to Mulai Keerai(Amaranth Leaves) and Moong dal Gravy

  1. XYZ says:

    This sounds healthy! Tastes good too!!!! We tried this with rice and it goes pretty good together! Thnx to the cook! 🙂

  2. Sharadha says:

    Thanks for the compliment

  3. Hello Sharadha,

    I made your recipe today. It was delicious. A little bit of work but so well worth it. Thank you for posting it.


    • Sharadha says:

      Hello Merril,

      It is very nice of you to have tried the recipe and thanks for your appreciation.


  4. mrs mangani says:

    thankyou for your recipe, its very nice and super

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