Thursday, March 10, 2011

KEERAI MASIYAL & KEERAI PORIYAL

  TWO DIFFERENT VERSION OF MAKING SPINACH

       This time i am going to share two ways of making keerai,(spinach/greens) one is a semi gravy method and the another is a dry curry one.Last week when a bought 3 bunches of keerai from the Indian shop near my place, i wanted to cook all of them as it was so fresh.

     I bought the mullai keerai .(the one with the stem). My mom makes this masiyal in a traditional stone pot(Kal chatti). You can see the image of that Here.

 

Here comes the recipe for KEERAI MASIYAL.

Keerai masiyal

KEERAI 1 BUNCH
COCONUT 2TBLSP
CUMIN SEED 1/2 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
TURMERIC POWDER 1/4 TSP
COCONUT OIL 1/4 TSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
ASFOETIDA A PINCH
URAD DAL 1/4 TSP

METHOD:

  • Chop the spinach very finely and wash it thoroughly in water for 3-4 times.
  • In a kadai put the chopped spinach and add the turmeric powder,salt and turmeric powder.
  • Add 1/4 cup of water and cook in medium flame for 4-5 mins.
  • With the help of the wooden whisk (மத்து) mash the keerai in between.

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  • Grind the coconut along with the cumin seeds into a smooth paste.
  • Add it to the cooked spinach.

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  • Mix well and transfer it to a serving bowl.
  • Heat coconut oil and temper with mustard seeds and urad dhal.
  • Sprinkle on the top of the keerai masiyal and serve warm with plain rice.

 

Keerai masiyal

NOTE:

  1. If you want this little spicy you can always add 1-2 redchilli along with the coconut and cumin seed.
  2. Alternatively you can temper with 2 broken chillis also.
  3. Do not over cook the keerai and do not close it with a lid while cooking.

 

RECIPE FOR KEERAI PORIYAL:

I didn’t take step wise pictures for this recipe. Will update it when i am making this next time.

INGREDIENTS:

KEERAI 2 BUNCHES
ONION 1 NO
COCONUT 3 TBLSP
REDCHILLI 2 NO
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
OIL 1/4 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
ASAFOETIDA A PINCH
URAD DAL 1/4 TSP

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  • Chop the keerai finely and wash it thoroughly 3-4 times in water.
  • Chop the onions finely.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add the mustard seeds ,urad dal and redchilli.
  • When it starts spluttering add the finely chopped onion and saute for few minutes.
  • When it turns pink add the chopped keerai and add salt.
  • Mix well and cook it for 5 mins.
  • Do not over cook.
  • Finally add the coconut and mix well.
  • Serve hot with any gravy of your choice.

keerai poriyal

  • For another yummy version of keerai click the link which i Tried a long time back from Here.
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33 comments:

  1. Loved both the version though not a fan of greens...Sure a healthy one. Luved the bowl in which keerai masaiyal is served

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  2. Loved both the version ...shall try it ...and nice pics dear...looks cool

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  3. Both versions are very nice,love the clicks...

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  4. Keerai masiyal is very new version to me,have to try out some time,both clicks are very nice! Dankies for the links ;)

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  5. healthy poriyal n masiyal....nice click jeya!

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  6. I do the poriyal...but masiyal is new to me....Both look great..

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  7. That looks fantastic, yum yum

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  8. Very healthy dish. Perfect with hot rice with a touch of ghee.....

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  9. Simple n perfect clicks!! more than masiyal its poriyal for meee..

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  10. I also get addicted to greens so that I would be so attracted to them in the market and want to cook it fresh.. Both the masiyal and poriyal looks so comforting... Miss the maththu :(

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  11. Looks so nice Jaishree and very healthy too will try out this way next time and tell u how it turned out:)

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  12. nice clicks dear...bookmarking this.....

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  13. Very easy to prepare and healthy poriyal and masiyal dear.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  15. That's one nutritious and delicious stir-fry! Loved the addition of urad dal to this recipe-we usually make it without lentil.

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  16. Healthy masiyal and delicious poriyal,both together looks fabulous,can have it anytime..

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  17. Healthy poriyal..masiyal is new to me but looks delicious..

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  18. both dishes looks healthy and delicious dear...
    lovely clicks :)

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  19. One of my all time fav...That looks so tempting..slurp!!love both version..

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  21. Never made that masiyal...that poriyal I make very regularly..looks really yumm

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  22. yum yum....my hubby's favourite

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  23. Delicious Keerai Recipes!!!! Love the masiyal click!!!appadiye sapidanum pola iruku!!!!

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  24. last snap is really great.. you could have upload it first.. a very healthy recipe :)

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  25. i love both masiyal and poriyal. perfect with vathakuzhambhu

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  26. I love spinach very much n glad to find such wonderful new ways to make them..Thanks for sharing dear :)


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  27. Both masiyal and porial looks yummy! I make masiyal in a different way!

    One small suggestion jeyashri,/Chop the spinach very finely and wash it thoroughly in water for 3-4 times/ keerai-yai wash pannittu chop pannungka.I read that somewhere,if you wash it after chopping,some of the nutrients will get lost!

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  28. Keera masiyal and poriyal looks so inviting. Love to eat anything made of keerai.

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  29. Simple and delicious poriyal.. looks gr8!!
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  30. I love your dishes but PLEASE DON'T wash the chopped vegetable. You are washing away all the health giving vitamins and nutrients. Wash as much as you need before chopping. Please.

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  31. I do poriyal this way,masiyal is very new.

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