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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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