Arai Keerai Charu Recipe

Arai Keerai Charu is a traditional South Indian soup made with spinach and lentils. It is a healthy and nutritious dish that is packed with flavors. The spinach adds a vibrant green color and a mild earthy taste to the soup, while the lentils provide a creamy texture. This dish is typically served with steamed rice or as a side dish with roti or dosa.

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Ingredients for Arai Keerai Charu Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Spinach Leaves, Washed And Chopped
  • 0.13 cup Toor Dal, Washed And Soaked
  • 1/4 Tomato, Chopped
  • 1/4 Onion, Chopped
  • 1/2 Green Chilies, Slit
  • 0.13 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oil
  • 0.13 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 0.13 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • as per your need A Few Curry Leaves
  • as required Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Arai Keerai Charu Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Wash and soak the lentils for 30 minutes.
  • STEP 2.In a pressure cooker, add the soaked lentils, spinach, tomatoes, onions, green chilies, turmeric powder, and salt.
  • STEP 3.Add water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
  • STEP 4.Once the pressure is released, open the cooker and blend the mixture to a smooth consistency.
  • STEP 5.In a separate pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves.
  • STEP 6.Add the blended mixture to the pan and bring it to a boil.
  • STEP 7.Simmer for a few minutes and adjust the consistency by adding water if needed.
  • STEP 8.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.

Cooking Tips

  • You can add tamarind pulp or lemon juice for a tangy flavor.
  • Adjust the spice level by adding more or fewer green chilies.
  • If you prefer a thinner consistency, add more water while cooking.

Storage and Serving

  • Arai Keerai Charu can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the soup on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.
  • Serve the soup hot with steamed rice or as a side dish with roti or dosa.
Nutrition
value
254
calories per serving
3 g Fat8 g Protein47 g Carbs8 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    3g
  • Protein
    8g
  • Carbs
    47g
  • Fiber
    8g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    47g
  • Protein
    8g
  • Fiber
    8g

Fats

  • Fat
    3g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    126mg
  • Iron
    3mg
  • Vitamin A
    680mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    128mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    61mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    95mg
  • Manganese
    5mg
  • Phosphorus
    173mg
  • Selenium
    5mcg
  • Zinc
    1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp