Sunday, February 27, 2011

Red Radish Leaves Curry / Red Spinach Masiyal / Spicy Dal Palak

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Red  Spinach  Masiyal:

I m happy to share with you today the spicy dal palak recipe, which is very simple to prepare and tastes delicious.

Red Spinach ( Radish leaves ) are termed as Mullangi Keerai in Tamil. This spinach is a rich source of Vitamin A, C, K, iron, calcium and beta- carotene. 

This nutritious curry combines excellent with any Indian meal or with roti.

Try this tasty and healthy spinach curry recipe today!


  • Red spinach                              - 1 bunch
  • Toor dal                                    - ½ cup
  • Onion                                       - 1
  • Tomato                                     - 1
  • Green chilly                               - 1 or 2
  • Garlic                                        - 2 pods
  • Oil                                            - 1 tsp
  • Mustard                                    - ¼ tsp
  • Cumin                                       - ½ tsp
  • Urad dal                                    - ¼ tsp
  • Asafetida                                  - a pinch
  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash the spinach leaves and drain the water completely.
  2. Cut the leaves to small pieces.
  3. Chop onion, tomato, garlic, green chillies.
  4. Wash and cook the toor dal in a pressure pan, until it is done.
  5. Heat a non stick pan.
  6. Add the spinach leaves, salt, green chillies, onion, tomato, garlic and cook covered with ½ cup of water in medium flame.
  7. Once the contents are cooked and soft, remove from flame.
  8. Allow to cool.
  9. Mash the spinach  to coarse paste in a blender.
  10. Transfer to a bowl.
  11. Add the cooked dal and combine.
  12. In a small fry pan, heat a tsp of oil.
  13. Add mustard, cumin, urad dal, asafetida and allow to splutter.
  14. Add this to the spinach masiyal.
  15. Mix well.

  1. Healthy and delicious Masiyal ready to enjoy with steamed white rice or roti.:)

    Award  Time..!


    Archana  of ‘ The Mad Scientist’s Kitchen’  has  passed  me  this  wonderful Awards.  Thanks  a mill   for  this  great  looking  Awards  Archana.  So awesome of  you   to  think  of   me..!!!
    I  would  like  to  pass  this  to  ALL my  loving  Friends  who  share  the  passion for  cooking. 
                           Have a lovely day..!


  1. Another new dish to me...! Thank you for sharing, it looks very intriguing!

  2. Dish looks yummy and congrats on u r award dear.

  3. Congrats on your awards and wish you many more.Your dish looks so tempting.I am a big fan of red and spinach,but never had this before so I am bookmarking this.

  4. healthy and delicious....
    Congrats on your awards dear....

  5. Hi Jay, thanks for commenting on my cooking blog.
    The recipe really sounds delicious...
    Congratulations on your awards!

  6. The dal looks yummy and healthy. i loved the colour. Congrats on the awards :)

  7. lovely dal and congrats o ur award.

  8. Jay, congratulations on your awards! This is such a healthy dish. I love its vibrant colour.

  9. Perfect side-dish for roti! Love the vibrant color!

  10. Mouthwatering here...simply superb and tempting dal...congrats on ur award...

  11. The curry looks simple gorgeous with that red color and amazing with dal in it, kind of a complete meal with some hot rice to go.

  12. Ciao Jay

    Lovely recipes, as usual, Hey! I was sure that I was following you... but I could not see my avatar... maybe it was with friend connect and I lost it... so I am following you again with my new avatar :-)


  13. Red Spinach is always loved and this curry has all its richness ! loving it too!

  14. lovely color ..looks yumm

  15. Congrats on the award....yummy recipe...


  16. very healthy n delicious looking curry
    Super Yummy Recipes

  17. Congrats on the awards Jay.
    Healthy looking curry... Will go well with chapathis...

  18. very healthy dish!Glad to hear that you liked the sweet potato paratha.

  19. A very healthy and tasty looking red radish curry. Looks so inviting.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  20. Healthy and delicious dal palak....soo yummy!!

  21. Healthy and comforting radish curry

  22. I miss red spinach looks awesome.

  23. Congrats for the awards!

    Thank you for a nice recipe. :-)

  24. i have never bought this red spinach,though it is available here.Love the colur and nice recipe too.

  25. Congrats on your award! Clever use of red spinach in the recipe :)

  26. Congrats for the awards.Hope you get more awards in future. I love the red color of the curry. Nice cliks.

  27. Red spinach masiyal looks absolutely catchy and healthy..

  28. hi jay, nice to meet you. Thank you for bringing me to your blog..a new discovery of indian cooking. Though i'm not quite familiar with some of the dishes, i hope i can learn as i'm going along, have a nice day!!

  29. Healthy and yummy dish, love its color too. Congrats on ur awards dear....

  30. Congrats on your awards dear,this is new dish to me,sounds great.

  31. Congratulations are in order...whata lovely dish. I do not know where to buy the red spinach. Will have to see where in Manhattan I can purchase.

  32. Congrats Jay. Masiyal looks great with that vibrant color from red spinach leaves..

  33. I am so loving the gorgeous red color..YUM..perfect with some hot steamed rice :)

    US Masala

  34. Red Spinach Masiyal looks awesome... A healthy and tasty masiyal... Would love to have this with rice :-)


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