South Indian, Spinach

Keerai Masiyal


Keerai Masiyal is a popular South Indian dish often served with rice.
Keerai Masiyal


Keerai Masiyal
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Keerai Masiyal

Keerai Masiyal is a popular South Indian dish often served with rice.
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: spinach

Ingredients for Keerai Masiyal

  • 1 bunch Keerai (Spinach) medium size
  • 1 cup Toor Dal
  • 2 Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Salt as per taste

For Tempering:

  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad Dal
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies adjust as desired
  • 1 tsp Asafoetida Powder

How to make Keerai Masiyal

  • Clean, wash and rinse the spinach.
  • Chop the spinach and tomatoes.
  • Pressure cook the chopped spinach, tomatoes, toor dal and turmeric powder with enough water until 1 or 2 whistles or until the dal is cooked.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium flame.
  • Fry the tempering ingredients for 30 seconds.
  • Add the green chillies and saute for a minute.
  • Add the cooked spinach and dal mixture.
  • Add salt and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Using the back of a ladle, slightly mash the spinach.
  • 10. Add cumin powder and ghee.
  • 11. Stir well and remove from flame.
  • 12. Serve hot with rice.

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