Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Keerai Masiyal

Keerai Masiyal is another authentic recipe of the kerala brahmins. Spinach / Keerai of any form is very rich in fibre content and vitamins.
This recipe is very simple and can be prepared in no time. Any type of greens can be used to prepare this. I have prepared this with Arai-keerai (Amaranthus Tritis)


Spinach or any other greens – 1 big bunch
Dried red chillies – 2
Urad Dal – 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Coconut Oil – 1 tsp
Salt to taste


  • Wash the greens very well. Drain out excess water. Chop them roughly. It is ok if the greens are not chopped also. Since at the end we will grind them.
  • Heat a pan, add the greens. (No need to add water if you are using Spinach i.e. palak. For other varieties like Ara keerai, mula keerai etc add a little water) Cook covered till the greens are soft.
  • Or alternatively pressure cook the greens for one whistle.
  • Allow to cool. Grind it for a just about 30 seconds. Take care that it does not become a very fine paste.
  • Transfer into a bowl. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  • Heat coconut oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal and red chillies. Once the mustard splutters and the dal turns red pour this on the Spinach Paste.

Keerai Masiyal is ready!!! Serve with rice..

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