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July 27, 2022

Palak Chutney For Rice, Dosa, Roti – Pasalai keerai thogayal - Spinach Chutney

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Palak chutney

Usually I make Palak paneer, Palak chapathi or Dal palak using Palak leaves( Pasalai Keerai in Tamil) / Spinach chutney. This time I tried a chutney recipe with Palak leaves. I never thought Palak chutney would taste so good with rice and dosa. I loved it very much. Its so easy to make and tastes delicious.

During busy morning hours, if you are looking to make something easy and healthy to pack for kids and husband’s lunch box, this is the one. Tastes the best when mixed with plain rice adding ghee. I tried this recipe after watching few YouTube videos. Its similar to Andhra style Palakura Pachadi/ Palak chutney recipe.

Please check my Instant Palak dosa recipe too. 

Ok friends, lets see how to make Palak chutney with step by step pictures and video.

 Palak chutney for rice

Palak chutney / Pasalai keerai chutney recipe

Palak chutney / Pasalai keerai chutney recipePalak chutney

Palak chutney / Pasalai keerai chutney recipe for rice, roti and dosa.

Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


  • Palak leaves / Pasalai keerai - 1 bunch
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Black or White sesame seeds - 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds / Dhania - 1 tsp
  • Green chilli - 1 or 2
  • Tamarind - 1 small piece
  • Hing / Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
To temper
  • Ghee or cooking oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Crushed garlic - 5
  • Red chilli - 1

  1. Wash and chop Palak leaves roughly.
  2. Dry roast sesame seeds in a kadai and add oil to it.
  3. Saute urad dal, chana dal, hing, methi, dhania and cumin seeds.
  4. Remove in a plate. Add some oil and add in green chilli, palak leaves.
  5. Add turmeric powder, sugar and salt. Saute well till palak leaves shrink.
  6. Switch off the flame. Grind everything together to a smooth paste.
  7. Heat oil in a kadai. Temper mustard seeds, urad dal, crushed garlic and red chilli.
  8. Add to the Palak chutney and mix well. Serve with plain rice adding ghee.


  • Wash and chop Palak leaves roughly and set aside.

  • Dry roast sesame seeds in a hot kadai. Add little oil in the kadai and add urad dal, chana dal, methi seeds,  dhania, hing and cumin seeds. Roast till dals turn golden. Remove in a plate.
  • Palak chutney
  • In the same hot kadai, add little oil and put the green chilli, chopped palak leaves, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Palak chutney
  • Saute till palak leaves shrink in quantity. Switch off the flame and cool down.
  • Palak chutney
  • Grind the roasted dals, sesame seeds mixture and sauteed palak leaves together adding little water. Grind to a thick and smooth paste.
  • Palak chutney
  • Heat oil in a small kadai. Temper mustard seeds, urad dal and add to the palak chutney. Mix well and enjoy !


  • For variations, you can use red chilli instead of green chilli.
  • You can also saute one onion before adding palak leaves. It gives a unique taste and more yield of this chutney.

Try this easy, healthy Palak chutney for rice, dosa. Enjoy !

palak chutney for rice

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