Wednesday 20 March 2013

Paruppu Keerai Masiyal/Spinach With Dhal/Paruppu Keerai Masiyal Recipe/Pasalai Keerai Paruppu Masiyal with step by step photos

Paruppu Keerai masiyal is a very healthy, simple and easy dish to prepare. It can be prepared with any other keerai, but here I have used spinach(pasalai keerai). Since most of us living abroad do not get other varieties of keerai’s.

Here’s how to make paruppu keerai masiyal with step by step photos…


Thoor dhal
½ cup
One big bunch
1 finely chopped
Green chillies
3 slit
2 finely chopped
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Mustard seeds
¼ tsp
Cumin seeds
¼ tsp
Dry Red chillies
1 or 2
Curry leaves
1 tsp
two pinches
2 tsp extract (thick)
As needed
Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes                        Recipe Category: Main Course/Lunch
Cooking Time: 20 minutes                                    Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, Indian
Author: Priya Anandakumar 


Clean and wash the spinach at least two to three times. Chop the spinach and keep it aside.
Wash the thoor dhal, add turmeric powder, onions, tomatoes, green chillies and cook in the pressure cooker for three whistles.

In sauce pan heat oil, add mustard seeds after it splutters, add cumin seeds, red chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida and sauté for 20 sec. Now add the cut spinach leaves and sauté for 2 min, immediately add the cooked dhal, tamarind and mix well.

Bring it boil and switch off the stove. You can mash it with masher or matthu. My mom uses kal chatty which by itself gives an excellent texture to the dhal which cannot be replace by any thing else.

Yummy paruppu keerai masiyal is ready to be served. It can be served with white rice, chappathi’s and rotis.

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  1. I made the same dish today but with moong dal

  2. Healthy dhal. Thank you for visiting my blog and i am happy to follow your blog too.

  3. It is good to have leafy vegetables in our diet..

  4. One of my favorites :)
    And where u live in London dear?? Coz in Hounslow there is a Tamilian store where u get most kind of keerais..

    1. Nice to know from you Chitz, I live in Macclesfield near Manchester. I don't get much of a choice. Just Methi and spinach.

  5. love this combo.. healthy and delicious..

  6. Thank you all for the wonderful comments and encouraging me.

  7. I am going to make it tonight...good to see you after so long

  8. Nice recipe...good to see you after so long...I am going to make it tonight itself

  9. Plz post the pic of your mom's kulchutty. I would love to see

  10. Plz post the pic of your mom's kulchutty. I would love to see


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