Friday, August 14, 2009

Keerai Masiyal

Green leafy vegetables are rich source of iron, calcium, beta- carotene, vitamin C, folic acid and riboflavin. It is no wonder they occupy a special place among vegetables. Here is a very simple and easy masiyal recipe prepared with mulai keerai.

Mulai keerai masiyal

Mulai Keerai Masiyal 

Prep time - under 10 mins
Cook time -under 15 mins
Serves -4

Ingredients needed

Keerai -arai keerai, mulai keerai or siru keerai -3 bunches
Jeera/Cumin seeds -1 tsp
Salt as required

For the seasoning

Mustard -1/2 tsp
Urad dal -1/2 tsp
Red chillies -3
Hing/Asafoetida -a pinch


Wash keerai 2-3 times and chop it.


Cook uncovered with a little water adding a tsp of jeera to it. Cooking uncovered helps to retain the green color.

Mash well and add salt as required. If there is excess water, strain it.

Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, red chillies and hing. When dal turns golden brown, pour the seasoning over the keerai.

This goes well with hot steamed rice topped with a tsp of ghee and also as a side dish for sambar and rasam rice.

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