Spinach (Keerai) Masiyal

This is a very tasty and healthy dish and it is one pot recipe too. It goes well with rice or chappathi. As it is a mild hot side dish, children also can enjoy it.


  • Spinach ——————————- 1/ 2 lb
  • Split moong dal —————— 2 tbsp
  • Toor dal——————————– 2 tbsp
  • Potato ———————————– 1 (medium size)
  • Garlic clove ————————- 2
  • Green chili ————————— 1
  • Hing ————————————- 1 small piece
  • Turmeric powder ————— 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon juice ———————— 2 small cubes or juice from half lemon
  • Water ———————————– 1 1/4 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • For seasoning
    • Cumin seeds —————— 1/2 tsp
    • Dry chilies ———————- 2
    • Cooking oil ——————— 1 tbsp

How To Make

  • Put all the things in the ingredients list in a pressure cooker
  • Cook for about 15 minutes and switch off the stove
  • Once it cools down, open the cooker and mash the cooked ingredients using a potato masher
  • Now do the seasoning
  • In a small pan heat oil on medium heat
  • Add cumin seeds and dry chilies
  • Pour this into the spinach masiyal
  • Serve with rice or chappathi

Published by Aji

I am from south India, but currently live in Minnesota with my husband, two daughters, and pet cat. I can't wait to share my cooking recipes, knitting projects, and garden photos with all of you!

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