Keerai Masiyal | Spinach Gravy

5 from 1 vote

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Amarnath leaves & small yellow dhal cooked along with ground coconut & other spices gives this simple but very tasty keerai masiyal.
A very simple but filling recipe.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Served AsDinner, Lunch
CuisineSouth Indian
Recipe Taste Salty, Savoury
Servings 4
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 bunch Amarnath Leaves
  • 100 mg Small Yellow Dhal Payatham Paruppu
  • 1 piece Hing small
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 100 mg Coconut Grated

To Soak & Grind

  • 1 tbsp Toor Dal
  • 1 tbsp Rice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 2 Dry chili
  • Salt to taste

To Temper

  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Urad dal
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Instructions
 

  • Wash and soak the items in “To Soak & Grind” for 1 hour except salt.
    Keerai Masiyal | Spinach Gravy - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Remove the root , wash and chop amaranth leaves.
    Keerai Masiyal | Spinach Gravy - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • In a pressure cooker add yellow dhal, hing , chopped amaranth leaves and turmeric powder. Do not add salt as the quantity will reduce after cooking and it would become salty. Steam for 4 -5 whistles.
    Keerai Masiyal | Spinach Gravy - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Once the pressure is released open the cooker and check how much salt is needed.
    Keerai Masiyal | Spinach Gravy - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Grind the items mentioned in “To soak and grind” adding salt and coconut.
    Keerai Masiyal | Spinach Gravy - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Mash the spinach and add the ground mixture to the cooked spinach and cook in low flame for 8 to 10 mins adding little water to bring it to gravy consistency.
    Keerai Masiyal | Spinach Gravy - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Temper the items in “To Temper” table in the order given and garnish it on the spinach.
    Keerai Masiyal | Spinach Gravy - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Keerai masiyal is ready. Serve it with hot steaming rice.
    Keerai Masiyal | Spinach Gravy - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

Notes

  • You may use coconut oil for tempering.
  • Cooking in direct pressure cooker gives better results.

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5 from 1 vote

Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 140 kcal | Carbohydrates: 12 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 18 mg | Potassium: 191 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 222 IU | Vitamin C: 33 mg | Calcium: 18 mg | Iron: 2 mg
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Neeru Srikanth
Neeru Srikanth

I love to cook the most authentic way. Most of my recipes are cooked either in claypot or kalchatti / soapstone. They are extremely beneficial as they retain the nutrients. Before cooking a recipe in these vessels I do in-depth research and make sure it is doable in any modular kitchen.

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