Monday, August 20, 2012

Keerai masiyal | Mashed spinach

Keerai masiyal is very popular in Tamilnadu. But each one has their own style. I don't like adding dal to spinach since it loses color. If you want more quantity but you have less spinach, cooked toor dal can be added. :) Adding garlic and onion is for flavor. A very simple and quick recipe that can be done in minutes. You can mix with plain rice or drink as a soup too....


Ingredients:
  • Spinach - 3 cups
  • Green chilly - 2
  • Tomato - 1
  • Garlic - 2 pods
  • Salt - as per taste

To temper:
  • Oil  - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Chopped onion - 1 tbsp
Method:


In a sauce pan, heat 1/4 cup of water. Add green chilly, garlic, tomato and spinach. After spinach is cooked let it cool down. Using a blender grind the spinach to a smooth paste.

In a small fry pan, heat a tsp of oil add mustard, urad dal and onion and fry till onion turns pinkish. Transfer to spinach. Serve with rice or drink as a soup.

Note:
  • Do not cover the lid, while cooking spinach. You will lose the color.
  • If needed, toor dal can be cooked and added for more protein.
  • Tempering can be avoided while taking as a soup.

15 comments:

Shilpakiran said...
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Shilpakiran said...

this look so rich and healthy .. i must try .. thanks for sharing

Priya said...

One of my comforting food, wish to finish that healthy masiyal with a bowl of rice and papads.

Akila said...

yummy masiyal... healthy version...

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radha said...

I love the look of this. I wish we could get frozen spinach here. It would make life easier

DivyaGCP said...

Healthy and Very comforting dish. One of my favorites..

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Biny Anoop said...

wow love the flavour...i normally add some boiled potatoes cubed....gr8 with rotis

PT said...

rich and delicious.. like its color..

Hema said...

My family loves this, very nice color..

Vikis Kitchen said...

I like spinach masiyal without dhal. Sometimes I won't add tomato too. Your masiyal looks very delicious dear.

Shailaja Reddy said...

Greens recipes are good.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious healthy masiyal...

jeyashrisuresh said...

simple and healthy masiyal. Never tried adding garlic to it

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Healthy greeny dish...
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notyet100 said...

Will try this some time,..:) looks yumm,,.

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