Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Kadaintha keerai (Smashed Spinach / Keerai masiyal)

In India, my mother used to do with siru keerai or arai keerai (a variety of spinach). But since it is not available here in Germany, I used to do with the creamed spinach, called Rahm spinach in the same method.


  • Arai keerai / Sirukeerai- 1 bunch
  • ( or Rahm spinach -3oo gms)
  • Red chilli-2 or 3
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida - 1 /4 teaspoon
  • Small onion-2 or 3 (cut vertically)
  • Cumin-Pepper powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil- 2 teaspoon
  • Salt

  • Cook the spinach in water with salt and drain the water.
  • Smash the spinach.
  • Heat oil in pan and add cumin seeds, asafoetida and red chillies.
  • When it splutters, add the finely cut small onions and fry it.
  • Add the smashed spinach into the pan.
  • Add cumin-pepper powder and cook it for 2 minutes.
  • Suits good with plain rice.

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