Thursday, July 21, 2011

Keerai Masiyal

Wow, it was super hot today. My car's barometer was reading in 3 digits at 7 pm. I was sitting indoor for my daughter's swimming class, and felt as if I was sitting in a warehouse that has no AC. I was just sweating so much. Its been like this for a few days now, and its getting worse tomorrow. I can't wait for this heat wave to get over. I had plans to go to our local famer's market tomorrow, but I guess I have to drop it. I want to stay indoors as much as possible until it gets a little better outside. Its frustrating when I can't enjoy summer the way I would like to. I absolutely wait for summer because we spend 8 months of the year depressed and stuck inside the house as it is brutally cold outside. I dream of living in Florida and California but I guess if I live there, I will be complaining about the heat just like I complain about the cold.

OK, about this recipe.. I have always been attracted to traditional home made recipes and this is no exception. Simple, Delicious, Satisfying. A lot of people knock spinach, but I really love it. I make this at home often since its my daughter's favorite. Whenever I'm really strapped for time, this turns out to be such a helpful recipe. When mixed with rice or had with rotis, it is equally good.


Spinach - chopped - 3 cups
White or Red Onions - 1 small
Garlic - 2 cloves
G.chillies - 2 small (or as required)
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Milk - 2 tbsp
Dried red chilli - 1
Asafoetida - a pinch


1. Wash thoroughly and chop the spinach.
2. Heat oil in a pan, season with cumin seeds. Add chopped onions and chopped garlic, fry for a few mins.
3. Add the spinach and salt and mix well. Cover it in low heat for about 10 mins until the spinach is fully cooked. No need to add water.
4. Once its fully cooked, let it cool for a few mins. Add milk and run it in a blender until its a paste.
5.Transfer it to a bowl. Heat some ghee in a pan, add mustard seeds, red chilly and asafoetida. Pour it on top of the spinach.

Tastes awesome with plain rice.


Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy, tasty and comforting curry anytime. Good combo with hot steamed rice and ghee

Prathibha said...

healthy masiyal...looks delicious..:)

notyet100 said...

This is new for me , looks delicious

jeyashrisuresh said...

wow yummy version of keerai masiyal, lovely colour and i always love this simple and yummy food.

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Healthy,arometic side dish.

Laavanya said...

My favorite... now that my mom's here.. something she makes very often with vatha kuzhambu.

Sujatha said...

Laavanya - Hope you are having a good time with mom :) Enjoy the good food..

Nithya said...

Healthy masiyal. Looks deliciously green :)

You have a nice collection of recipes. Keep it going :)


Tina said...

Healthy and delicious curry...

Rinku Naveen said...

looks so creamy and delicious.. good combo with rice.