How to make Poondu Keerai Massiyal -

Spinach cooked in tamarind and tempered with fresh Indian spices.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Spinach leaves (palak) (पालक के पत्ते ), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Poondu Keerai Massiyal

Poondu Keerai Massiyal Recipe Card


Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Poondu Keerai Massiyal Recipe

  • Spinach leaves (palak) chopped 4 bunches

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies broken 2

  • Green chillies slit 2

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Garlic peeled 10-12 cloves

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 tablespoon

  • Tamarind pulp 2 tablespoons

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Rice flour,Dissolved in water 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat the oil in a non stick pan. Add the mustard seeds and when they splutter, add the red chillies, green chillies, curry leaves and garlic cloves. Stir well.

Step 2

Add the split black gram and sauté till lightly browned. Add the spinach, tamarind pulp, asafoetida and turmeric powder. Cook on medium heat for three to four minutes.

Step 3

Add half cup water and simmer till the garlic is cooked. Stir in the rice flour mixture to thicken. Stir and mash the spinach. Add salt and cook for two minutes. Serve hot.

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