Keerai masiyal (Easy spinach gravy)

Simple and easy way of consuming spinach

with less spice and good taste is the Keerai

masiyal which is also called spinach gravy

Or mashed spinach.


Spinach – a bunch or 1/2 packet

Water – 1/4 cup

Salt- as needed

Asafetida powder -3/4 teaspoon

Rice flour – 1 teaspoon

Ghee-1 teaspoon

Mustard-3/4 teaspoon

Red chilies- 3 nos

Urad dal -1 teaspoon

Cumin- 1 teaspoon


1. Wash and chop the spinach finely. Cook them in 1/4 cup of water by adding asafetida powder and salt. Cover it with lid and cook for 5 mins.

2. Mash the spinach well with a masher and add rice flour paste to thicken the masiyal and turn off the flame.

3. Temper mustard, red chilies, urad dal and cumins in ghee and garnish on to the spinach.

Tastes great with rice, Dosa.


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