Monday 3 June 2013

Mulai Keerai Poondu Masiyal Recipe/Amaranth & Garlic Masiyal/Mulai Keerai Poondu Kadaiyal Recipe with step by step photos & Video

Mulai keerai poondu masiyal is one of my favorite dishes, it is very healthy and very easy to make. My mom makes it atleast 2 to 3 times a week.  It needs very less ingredients  and very less time to prepare, but has a wonderful buttery taste. This masiyal is one easy way to feed the small kids the greens. My amma makes this masiyal in "kal chatti" and "matthu" which is exactly the traditional way to make this masiyal. Do try out this healthy and delicious Mulai Keerai Poodnu Kadaiyal and post your comments here. Also check out other healthy and delicious Keerai Recipes here and Different Keerai Varieties here.

Here’s how to make mulai keerai poondu masiyal with step by step photos & Video

Mulai keerai/Amaranth leaves
1 bunch
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Dry red chillies
1 tsp
As needed
Preparation Time: 10 minutes                              Recipe Category: Main Course,Lunch
Cooking Time: 6-7 minutes                                    Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Here's a short video on how to make Mulai Keerai Poondu Kadaiyal

Clean the mulai keerai, remove the hard part of the stem [thandu] and discard it. Keep the soft part of it as it has lots of fiber. 

Add the cleaned mulai keerai to a big vessel and add lots of water. Add little sea salt and mix thoroughly. Soak for about 15-20 minutes to get rid of virus, pesticides, bacteria etc. Wash thoroughly 3-4 times and drain the water.

Thoroughly cleaned Mulai Keerai is ready for cooking.

In a thick bottomed vessel/Chatti add the washed keerai, garlic, salt, 3/4 cup water and cook on low flame.

The Keerai will wilt down and cook in about 5-6 minutes. Now switch off the stove and let it cool down completely.

When the greens are cooked and soft, mash it with “Matthu” or potato masher or just run it in the mixer just once or twice. Transfer it to a bowl and keep it aside.

In a kadai heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Now add cumin seeds, dry red chillies and sauté for 15 sec. 

Add this tempering to the already mashed keerai.

Delicious and healthy mulai keerai masiyal is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it with hot white rice and ghee.

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Here's a short video on how to make Mulai Keerai Poondu Kadaiyal

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  1. Wow ! Looks amazing and healthy..

  2. Very Very Tasty Post. Thanks for sharing. Pictures and Process are excellent.

    முளைக்கீரை என்றாலே மிகவும் டேஸ்ட் ஆகத்தான் இருக்கும்.

    என் தளத்தில் ஓர் புதிய தொடர் வெளியிடப்பட்டு வருகிறது. இதுவரை மிகச்சிறிய நான்கு பதிவுகள் மட்டுமே வெளியிடப்பட்டுள்ளன.

    இது தங்கள் தகவலுக்காக மட்டுமே.

    இந்தக்கீழ்கண்ட பதிவுக்கும் தாங்கள் ஏனோ வருகை தரவே இல்லை.

    அன்புடன் VGK

  3. Super,even amma also makes this same way..we all loved it a lot with ghee rice!!

  4. Healthy and super flavored masiyal:) Would be perfect with rice!!

  5. i like to add little coconut priya.. like this version too..

  6. Yummy! Love greens always. Very new to me. Bookmarked it.

    today's post:

  7. That looks really good Priya :)

  8. superb dear... one of my fav... love it

  9. Nice and its so good with rasam and sambar.

  10. masiyal is always good...loved it with healthy greens and garlic

  11. Very healthy one yet so simple


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