Saturday, July 15, 2006

Keerai Masial

Keerai Masial

* Keerai Masial is made with Mulai Keerai. (Thotta Koora in telugu, Amaranth in English)
* Keerai Masial goes well with Vatha Kulambu, More Kulambu.
* Less spicy side dish

Ingredients needed:
1. Mulai Keerai 2 bunch
2. Salt to taste
3. Hing

Ingredients needed for Grinding:

1. Toordal - 2 tsp
2. Rice or Rice flour - 1 tsp
3. Grated Coconut - 3 table spoons.
4. Dry Red Chillies - 2 (according to taste)
5. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Soak everything for 30 minutes and grind into fine paste.

Ingredients for Seasoning:

1. Ghee - 1 tsp
2. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
3. Urad dal - 1 tsp.


1. After washing Chop the leaves with the Stem and cook by adding Salt and Hing. (no need to add water)
2. Add Grinded paste and cook till it thickens.
3. In ghee season with Mustard and Urad dal.
~ Two Cups of Vegetables everyday is recommended. If one of them is Spinach, even better. ~


1. Adding pinch of Sugar keeps Color unchanged.
2. While seasoning adding 1or 2 Dry Curd Chillies will give different flavor.


Vaishali said...

Hey MT,
This is quite similar to the way we prepare this vegetable. Will blog about it sometime. Great to see these similarities in different cuisines. :)

Sumitha said...

My neighbour Tamilian aunty too makes keerai like this,thanks for sharing the recipe:)

KrishnaArjuna said...

I was looking for a different method to cook amaranth leaves this time and I found one now, thanks!

Vineela said...

Hi MM,
this is the way we do make with this keerai.
Good for health and thanks for sharing.

Menu Today said...

Hi Vaishali,
I am waiting for your post.

Hi sumitha,
Thanx a lot.

Hi KA,
Thanx. Please let me know the outcome of it.

Hi Vineela,
Thank u very much.

Neelu said...

Hi MT, Thanks for posting a recipe for the greens. I love greens and all that I buy is spinach because I dont know How to cook the others. This is a great option, Wil lchekc out if I get Amaranth leaves here .

Menu Today said...

Hi Neelu,
Try and let me know the outcome if time permits.