Palak Curry | Keerai Kootu | Simple Spinach Mash
I am sharing today is Keerai Masiyal or very simple mashed spinach is easy to prepare & healthy to eat recipe. This version makes perfect for Mulai Keerai (Amaranth Leaves), which is rich in nutritional values, twenty times more than in other vegetables. It is a valuable source of nutrients, rich in iron, calcium, vit A, anti oxidants and veg proteins. Also this leaves are believed to keep blood sugar levels low. If we make a habit of eating Keerai, atleast twice a week, it keeps us fit n healthy. Keerai Masiyal makes an excellent combination with white steamed hot rice and a tsp of ghee. The taste is just out of the world…Here is my recipe for healthy n tasty dish…:)
Spinach chopped - 1 small bowl
Garlic flakes - 4 or 5
Green chilly - 1
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - ¼ tsp
Cumin - ½ cup
Asafetida pwd - a pinch
Split urad dal - ½ tsp
Red chilly - 1
Salt to taste
Wash the spinach and cut it to small pieces.
Add minced garlic flakes, green chilly,salt, little water to spinach and mix it well.
Cook all the ingredients, in a pan, without covering.
Allow to cool. Mash the contents.
Heat oil, temper with mustard, cumin seed, asafetida pwd and red chilly.
Add the mashed spinach mixture.
Remove from flame.
Serve it with white steamed hot rice with a tsp of ghee.