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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Arai Keerai Masiyal

Arai Keerai Masiyal
Botanical name of Arai Keerai is Amaranthus Tristis. It is rich in iron, protein, fat, fibre, carbohydrates, calcium and phosphorous. Most of the time I find spinach or methi leaves in Indian grocery. This time I luckily saw Arai Keerai.  Avoid buying yellowish or wilted or bruised leaves. Fresh green leaves can be stored in a plastic bag in fridge for max of 2-3 days. Arai Keerai Masiyal is an easy, quick and healthy dish. It can be served as a side dish to rice. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Arai Keerai Masiyal.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins 
Ready In: 15 mins
Yields :  2 Servings

Arai Keerai Masiyal

Arai Keerai
1 bunch
1 tbsp
1/4 tsp
cumin seeds
1/2 tsp
Green chillies( slit open) 
Garlic (cut Longitudinally)
5 Cloves
Shallots chopped
1/2 cup

  • Wash green leaves in running water for 3-4 times and chop into small pieces.Cook green leaves, green chillies and garlic cloves for 5 mins in a pan. 

  • Green leaves will shrink and the water in the leaves will be enough to get cooked. Remove the pan from stove. Allow the mixture to cool. Grind it into a smooth paste by adding salt and enough water. Transfer it to a container.

  •  Heat oil in the pan and add mustard and cumin seeds.When they splutter, add shallots.

  • Fry till shallots turns translucent. Switch of the stove and add fried cumin seeds and onions to the grind-ed spinach curry. Enjoy it with Ghee and Rice.
Keerai Masiyal / Arai Keerai Masiyal / green leaves masiyal

Arai Keerai Masiyal

  • Always wash vegetable and chop it. Nutrients will be lost if we wash the chopped vegetable 
  • While frying shallots, we can add 1 red chilli.
  • Adjust the green chillies according to your taste.
  • Shallots can be replaced with onions.


  1. Lovely chutney like thick flavored dish. Simply that I will attack and eat to the max. I can imagine adding it with rice and splattering rasam over. Oh yum!!!

  2. Wow, i loved the bright green colour of this dish....Looks delectable!!

  3. Healthy, yummy and fantastic recipe Nithya :-)

  4. wow!! grt color and beautifully presented:)


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