KEERAI MASIYAL/ PURÉED GREENS- MY MOM’S METHOD




This is my favorite greens dish. My mom usually makes this on weekends to go along with fish. The ingredients used here are very less and my mom only uses amaranth greens for this dish. I couldn’t find those here in US, so I have used baby spinach. Baby spinach is very mild and doesn’t taste bitter. Any other greens like Swiss chard or regular spinach can also be used, but bitter-tasting greens should be avoided since tamarind is not used here.


INGREDIENTS:

1. Greens like amaranth or spinach, 1 big bunch.

2. Garlic, 1 clove.

3. Green chilies, 2.

4. Salt, as per taste.

5. Dried red chilies, 2.

6. Cumin seeds, ¼ teaspoon.

7. Mustard seeds, ¼ teaspoon.

8. Grated or dried coconut, ¼ cup. (low-fat dried coconut powder can also be used here)


PREPARATION:

Clean the greens well and remove the thick stalks. The greens need not be chopped. Peel the garlic and keep aside. Steam the greens along with the garlic and green chilies by adding a little bit of water. I usually add everything in a pan and let it simmer closed for 5-10 minutes until the water evaporates and the greens wilt. Let it cool. Once cooled add the contents to a blender, along with some and grated coconut and blend into smooth paste. If needed, some water can be added for the desired consistency. Transfer the contents to a bowl. Heat a small pan with a tablespoon of oil. When the oil is hot enough, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add the cumin seeds and dried red chilies (can be broken or left whole) and fry for a few seconds. Pour the seasonings over the pureed greens, mix well, and serve with rice.

27 comments:

Kiran said...

Pureed greens looks very yummy and delicious.Nice pic.

Malar Gandhi said...

I like keerai masiyal, same like u miss araikeerai, sirukeerai and all. This is delicious.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Looks really green and wonderful!

divya said...

looks really yummy and healthy of kids..nice click.

Rumana Rawat said...

Wow... it is very very yummy...

Soma Pradhan said...

this is really very healthy dear...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Looks very tasty and loved the green colour that emerged after the preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Cham said...

The keerai maasiyal and fish fry, that would be comfort food! Beautiful color!

Shama Nagarajan said...

healthy recipe

Yummy Team said...

Thats a colorful and yummy masiyal..

Uma said...

mmm. looks so delicious Gita! Love the color.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Love ur moms recipe,ours is very simple with only garlic and the greens with salt!

Priya said...

My favourite masiyal, love it..

Valarmathi said...

Lovely green color, looks yummy and healthy.

SathyaSridhar said...

Gita,,keerai masiyal nalla seithurukeenga paa rombha easy ah irukku en amma kooda seivanga nalla konjam nalla ennai oothi saapduvoem..

Nandini said...

Wow! This is really great! It's very nutritious and healthy!

Subhie Arun said...

wow..greeny..looks delicious n yummy....nice snap!

Hari Chandana said...

Wonderful dish.. nice post dear!!

Jagruti said...

green puree looks really good..colourful..i know i 'll love it as it is green...

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

கீரை மசியல் பச்சை கலரில் பார்க்கவே அருமையாக இருக்கு...

Suja Sugathan said...

Lovely green...very healthy dear!

PALATABLE said...

This is so healthy and yummy dear, beautiful click too..

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SpicyTasty said...

Keerai masiyal looks yummy. I love keerai...

Gulmohar said...

Look at the green hue..so beautiful..Never made this at home.Thanks for sharing your mom's recipe, Gita :-)

shahana said...

Loved this healthy recipe.Thanksfor sharing!

தக்குடுபாண்டி said...

presentation pramathama irukkuppa! suuuper

Fathima said...

nice dish and healthy too..