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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

Keerai Masiyal

Keerai Masiyal

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 4
 Recipe CategorySide dish
 Recipe CuisineTamil Brahmin-South Indian

   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 finely.


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

Mash it 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 keerai masiyal 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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