Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Spinach / Keerai Masiyal & Spinach Rice

Keerai / Greens  -  It is necessary for kids. Since it rich in iron and protein, it is good to consume it atleast once in a week.
Kids may not like it if you give them in poriyal form. Hence try my keerai Masiyal recipe. Certainly they will love to eat.

Spinach / Palak - 1 Bunch
Small onion - 5 Nos
Tomato - 1 No(small in size)
Salt - To Taste
Sugar - a pinch

For Seasoning:
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Urdhal - 1 teaspoon
Red chilli - 1 No

  1. Clean & wash the spinach and then finely chop it.
  2. In a pan, add 1/2 tbsp of oil and fry the onions & tomato separately and keep it aside.
  3. In the same pan add spinach,salt and cook it till it becomes soft.
  4. Now grind the cooked spinach in a mixer along with onion and tomato.(You can just pulse it for 2)
  5. In a separate pan, add oil and once it becomes hot, add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter and then add urad dhal.
  6. Now add broken chillis to it and fry for a while and add this to the grounded spinach and mix it well.

Yummy Spinach / keerai masiyal is ready.

For Keerai Sadham for kids:

  1. Add the keerai masiyal along with spoon of ghee to hot plain rice and mix it well.
  2. Keerai sadham /Spinach rice is ready.

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