Keerai Masiyal - a quick and simple recipe

Convenience in food preparation has become increasingly important in today's fast-paced lifestyle. With options like cut fruits, chopped vegetables, and even pre-cleaned spinach available in the market, it's easier than ever to incorporate healthy and nutritious ingredients into our meals.

Even if pre-chopped spinach isn't readily available, purchasing cleaned spinach and using a vegetable cutter or chopper to prepare it can significantly streamline the cooking process. Chopping spinach ahead of time saves valuable time in the kitchen, making meal preparation more efficient and manageable, especially during busy weekdays.

By taking advantage of these convenient options, we can ensure that we have access to fresh, wholesome ingredients while minimizing the time and effort required for meal preparation. This allows us to prioritize health and nutrition without compromising on convenience or flavor in our meals. 


  • 1 bunch of greens or 3 cups chopped greens
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp Whole Urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • 4 Red Chillies
  • 1 tsp + 1/2 tsp Salt


  1. Wash and clean the greens thoroughly. Add 1/2 tsp of salt and wash them again to ensure they are free of any sand or dirt. Repeat this process 3 to 4 times if necessary.

  2. In a pressure cooker, add 1 tablespoon of oil and 10 ml of water. Add the washed greens and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Allow it to rest until the pressure naturally releases. Then, open the cooker and add 1 tsp of salt. Mash the cooked greens well.

  3. In a separate tadka pan, heat the remaining oil. When hot, add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Then, add the whole urad dal, asafoetida, and red chillies. Fry until the dal turns golden brown and the red chillies become fragrant.

  4. Add the tempering mixture to the cooked greens and mix well.

  5. Serve this nutritious greens dish with Vathakuzhambu, rasam rice, or curd rice for a wholesome and flavorful meal.

Enjoy this simple yet delicious way to incorporate greens into your diet


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