Day 4 of the blogging marathon and this is my second recipe with spinach for the week.
Keerai masiyal is basically mashed greens. In olden days I have seen my grandma use a special wooden churner to mash greens once it is cooked. The consistency of the resulting masiyal would be perfect and not too mushy. I use the hand blender and I am able to control it better as compared to the big blender. This masiyal is often paired with vegetable kurma by my mom and we loved that combo.
Now this has to be by far the easiest recipe I have blogged so far. But don’t be fooled by its simplicity as it is packed with nutrients from spinach and garlic. This is always on the menu if I have fresh spinach at home and if you are garlic lover, then this is for you. So off to the recipe.
6 cups spinach packed
10 cloves garlic
4 green chillies
1 small onion
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
There is really nothing much to this recipe. Boil the spinach, garlic, green chillies and onion along with salt.
Turn off the stove when the spinach, garlic and onion are cooked.
Allow to cool and take in a blender or use a hand blender and mash coarsely. You should be able to see tiny bits of garlic in the masiyal. Season with mustard seeds.
That is it. Spinach masial ready. The goodness of garlic in every bite along with the spinach makes this a satisfying and healthy meal. We had it with rice, papad and potato fry.
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Sending this to ‘Dish it Out – Spinach and Garlic‘ hosted by me.
29 Responses to Spinach(Keerai) Masiyal with Garlic
very delicious looking and healthy keerai masiyal lovely clicks dear
mil makes it exactly like this
Love the ingredients very much! I make it with only garlic,this sounds amazing!
While I am addicted to masiyal and thogayal, I have to say I like them better if they are coarsely crushed than pureed..I love all the ingredients that went into make this masiyal. Just balking at the pureed texture..he he
whoa !!! love this chuntey/curry
That is one easy recipe and a healthy one!
I usually make with out onion/garlic. Agree that mashing with a wooden churner is the best method to do it.
Delicious way to cook spinach. love that platter.
My fav masiyal, can have it even everyday simply with lemon pickles,yumm, mouthwatering here already..
Very healthy and tasty looking karei. Wonderful combination.
This looks delicious! So healthy.
Masiyal looks simple and delicious. That's one yummy plate of food.
I make this masiyal without the onion/garlic. It is a simple and tasty dish…healthy too. I'll have to try it with garlic!
Health n a yummy sidedish
this is my grandma style…this is so good with rice n your platter tempts me a lot…
my mum used to make this
sounds yummy..my kids love the spinach curry.
This looks deliciously healthy. We also make this curry and eat it along with the roti. We include tomato in it.
That looks smashing yummy! Garlic and spinach are a match made in heaven!
Looks so yummy and its nutrient packed too!!!! Pass on some plz!!
This looks delicious! So healthy.
sounds so healthy and wonderful !!
That's an awesome one!
Yum yum..Love spinach so much that I need to have some right now..Your masiyal is perfect..
This is a healthy, delish kerai!!!!
Yes I know, many a times we don;t post these simple dishes wondering what is there to tell or share about it? But then there's the catch. Like I never knew about it. Just wanted to ask how it would be different from a chutney?
The thali looks tempting.
looks perfect with pappad..
this is exactly how we cook spinach …n my hubby simply loves it…looks v healthy n good.