Sunday, July 08, 2012

Palak Keerai / Spinach Masiyal

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Palak Keerai / Spinach Masiyal:

Palak Keerai Masiyal is one among the very nutritious dish & has a special place in Indian cooking..!
This spinach is a leafy vegetable having broad deep green leaves &  has a rich content of iron, calcium, Vit. A, C. E, K, &  Omega-3 fatty acids. 
It  has a unique taste & this masiyal goes well with rice as well as rotis / chapattis. 


Here’s the home made healthy recipe of Palak Keerai Masiyal..:)

Ingredients:

  • Palak keerai / Spinach                - 1 bunch
  • Toor dal                                    - ½ cup
  • Onion                                       - 1
  • Tomato                                     - 1 medium size
  • Green chilly                               - 1 or 2
  • Oil                                            - 1 tsp
  • Mustard                                    - ¼ tsp
  • Asafetida                                  - a pinch
  • Cumin                                       - ½ tsp
  • Split urad dal                            - ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves                              - a few leaves
  • Vadagam                                  - ½ tsp
  • Salt                                              - to taste
  • Cilantro                                     - for garnishing
Method:

  1. Wash & soak toor dal for 5 to 10 mins.
  2. Cook it in pressure pan with a pinch of turmeric pwd and ½ tsp fenugreek pwd.
  3. Once cool, mash it and keep ready.
  4. In a heavy bottomed wok / kadai, add the cleaned & roughly chopped spinach.
  5. Add  the chopped onions, tomato & green chillies.
  6. Add salt and ¼ cup of water. Stir well.
  7. Cook the spinach on low flame.
  8. Once it is done, remove from flame.
  1. Allow to cool and mash well with mathu ( heavy rounded wood with long handle ) or just mash it in mixie just for one round.
  2. Transfer the spinach masiyal to the serving bowl.
  3. Add mashed toor dal to it. Mix well.
  4. In a small pan, add a tsp of oil & heat it.
  5. Add mustard, asafetida, cumin , split urad dal, curry leaves & vadagam.
  6. Wait to splutter and drop them to the masilyal.
  7. Garnish with cilantro.
  1. Serve hot with white rice..
  1. Enjoy the healthy taste of Palak Masiyal.


Similar Recipes 

·       Keerai Kootu
·       Spinach Fritters
·       Keerai Vadai
·       Mulaikeerai Masiyal

64 comments:

  1. Excellent healthy and tasty recipe, just mouthwatering......

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  2. As always,, so yummy :D

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  3. I adore spinach and this meal looks healthy and delicious!

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  4. Une recette pleine de saveurs et bonne pour la santé. Très bien
    See soon.

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  5. Such a homey spread. Love keerai dishes a lot !!

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  6. pheww....my favorite vege ever...

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  7. Very healthy & yummy recipe Jay

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  8. hi jay,yummy and healty lol:)

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  9. What a healthy and delicious looking dish! I just had spinach yesterday for dinner, would love to try your dish too!

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  10. Spinach is healthy. Love this Masiyal.

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  11. healthy recipe..looks yummy

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  12. excellent color and healthy dish..

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  13. delicious!!! I love this dish! kisses

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  14. Healthy,simple and delicious..

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  15. Looks super delicious and healthy!! Yummy :)

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  16. Spinach curry looks do tasty.

    I also cook spinach similarly, but I add few flakes of garlic along with onion and tomatoes. Also I don't add urad dal.

    I love to eat spinach massuppu with rice!

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  17. Looks so tempting and delicious. Nice dish.

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  18. super look jay

    err what s vadagam u have put.. this looks new way to have spinach

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  19. Yummy colorful and healthy...Absolute yes.

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  20. Jay what a perfect color of spinach.

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  21. wow... yummmmy n tasty jay...

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  22. Refreshing colour! I finally see a change of colours. Hahaha! Just teasing u, Jay! Your food pix always makes me drool :)

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  23. beautiful green dish... very healthy too..
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  24. yes healthy yummicious curry!

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  25. I just love spinach and your recipe looks fab, Jay!

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  26. Jay, once again a tasty dish packed with flavor and healthy goodness!
    -E

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  27. Healthy one...yummy with rice and dollop of ghee

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  28. Looks so flavorful and delicious!!

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  29. Healthy and vibrant curry!!

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  31. nice........tasty.......healthy dish......yummy click.

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  32. Love the flavor of vadagam in this masiyal..

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  33. healthy recipe..loved it

    -Sarika

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  34. wow.. tasty and healthy.. I make a similar type recipe, but I add the daal while cooking the palak

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  35. Delicious greens,healthy and yummy recipe,thanks for sharing

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  36. Delicious and healthy..

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  37. My comforting food, lovely and healthy masiyal.

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  38. love this masiyal lot n its my upcoming post too :) loved your version with dal...looks too good!!
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  39. this looks soooooooo good. i love spinach dishes. never heard of keerai, is it Kadai?

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  40. ♡♡♡
    Amo espinafre e todas as receitas feitas com ele.
    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    ♡♡♡

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  41. I thought of you yesterday, Jay, when I was at the U.S. National Botanical Gardens in Washington D.C. One room had a seed display, with many seeds grouped according to recipes. There was cumin, cardamom, among many others and each covered container gave you a good view of the seeds and allowed you to smell them through tiny holes in the top.

    Keep writing..

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  42. hi jay, this is a unique recipe, looks very appetizing and i love spinach- bookmarked with thanks

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  43. looks great and love the rich green color

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  44. Nice recipe. Will try it. What is vadagam?

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  45. thanks for your lovely feedback friends..:)
    and vadagam is an aromatic seasoning balls prepared in our region. It gives a special aroma in Indian curries, kulambu, gravies, poriyal, kuttu etc..
    now its available in packets at major grocery stores..!

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  46. Hy Honey,
    spinach is known as keerai in tamil..:)

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  47. Lovely color, looks delicious. I make it without tomato or onions, will try this version soon.

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  48. Healthy greeny dish...

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  49. terrific and super tempting ..love tha color!

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  50. Very healthy and yummy dish. Perfect for rice.

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  51. amazing, you come up with great stuff, looks delicious :)

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  54. looksss so healthy n yummyyyy

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