Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Spinach Masiyal / Keerai Masiyal

I love eating greens/keerai in all forms, poriyal,sambar,n masiyal with dal n this recipe is without dal n very quick and easy too. I just love eating this keerai masiyal with rice n papad, so comfort n satisfying meal. This is my Mom's n Grand Mom's recipe, they use to make this masiyal with all types of greens/keerai. And also they use Homemade Thalippu Vadagam for tempering to this keerai masiyal, that really gives nice flavor n unique taste to the masiyal. But i don't have that in hand so did with usual tempering ingredients. I love adding more garlic to Keerai masiyal if u don't like you can skip or just add only 1 or 2 garlic cloves. The recipe as follows..


Ingredients
  1. Spinach   1 Bunch
  2. Garlic    5-6 fat cloves
  3. Sugar     a pinch
  4. Tamarind   1pea sized piece
  5. Salt   to taste
To Temper
  1. Oil   1-2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds    1/4 tsp
  3. Urad dal   1/4 tsp
  4. Dry Red chili    3no.s(broken)
  5. Cumin Seeds   1/4 tsp
  6. Hing     a pinch
  7. Onion   1 small onion(sliced)
Method
  • In a wide vessel or clay pot, add garlic, tamarind, chopped spinach,sprinkle sugar n very little water and cook covered for 4-5 minutes or until done.
  • Once spinach get cooked, drain the excess water in a small bowl, add enough salt and using Maththu to a fine coarse paste or simply allow to cool n blend it in a blender and transfer to bowl and add the drained water mix it keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in a tempering pan, add mustard n cumin seeds allow it to pop and add urad dal n dry red chilies and saute till dal turns light golden brown.
  • And add onions and saute it for a minute n sprinkle hing and turn off the stove n n add the tempering to the Spinach Masiyal.
  • That's it Delicious Spinach Masiyal ready. Serve with hot rice n a dollop of ghee. We had with cocktail pepper papads n Plantain Podimas(posting soon).

Notes:
Adding onions to the tempering is optional, but it gives nice crunchy taste to the masiyal.
If u don't have maththu simply use your blender.
You can also add 1/2 chopped tomato to the spinach n cook.


26 comments:

  1. One of my comforting food, makes me nostalgic..Love this healthy masiyal anytime.

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  2. Love this.. Looks very tempting..

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  3. Super comforting sangeetha... memories of childhood and my mom's cooking... love the clicks

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  4. Lovely color..healthy preparation.Nice clicks :)

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  5. looking very delicious and inviting :)

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  6. This looks very yummy...It's healthy too...

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  7. This is the best photo of keerai.

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  8. Love that green color u got there, very tempting & easy, will definitely try

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  9. yum yum, looks so good. Quick n perfect with rice :) Lovely clicks..

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  10. Love this keerai masiyal with potato fry.... Yum !!!

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  11. NOthing beats it like this masiyal. We too make it the same way and it is my favorite comfort food.

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  12. lovely preparation.. one of my fav recipe..

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  13. Healhy and delicious..lovely colour!

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  14. Love keerai masiyal...Amazed at how the same recipe is prepared in so many different ways...like your version...my version slightly different

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  15. looks irresistible and healthy masiyal... perfect with plain rice..
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  16. this is a very new curry for me.. the green colour is too good
    Noel collections

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  17. wow looks so flavorful... love the clicks!

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  18. Looks very delicious and nice clicks.. Love it

    Great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  19. Love the vibrant color of the keerai. Love ur version

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  20. looks delicious and tempting....nice color!

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  21. That last pic is sooooo tempting. Never had spinach like this... will try it and I love garlicky flavour!

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  22. Nice recipie...But a smalll suggestion based on what I've read in health magazines...it is recommended not to add tamarind while cooking any spinach /keerai ....Instead tomato can be used for sourness...

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