Easy Keerai Masiyal

This simple Keerai Masiyal is made by pressure cooking spinach and green gram dhal. You can try the Paruppu Keerai Masiyal.

  • Paruppu Keerai Masiyal

    Cooks in 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

    This Paruppu Keerai Masiyal can be prepared with any type of greens(keerai). This dish also goes by the name keerai kadayal.

Easy Keerai Masiyal

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: KootuCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This simple Keerai Masiyal is made by pressure cooking spinach and green gram dhal.


  • Keerai (Greens) – 1 bunch

  • Green Gram Dhal – ½ cup

  • Garlic flakes – 10 Nos

  • Onion (Medium size) – 1 No

  • Tomato (Medium size) – 1 No

  • Green Chillies – 2

  • Jeera – 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder – a pinch

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Soak green gram dhal in water for about half an hour.
  • Wash and chop the greens.
  • Chop onion and tomato finely.
  • Slit the green chillies lengthwise.
  • Add soaked dhal, chopped greens, onion, tomato, green chillies, garlic flakes, jeera, turmeric powder and salt in a pressure cooker and add half cup water. Cook for only one whistle. Remove and mash it nicely.
  • No need for any seasoning. Have it with hot rice.


  • You can cook it on open vessel also. Do not overcook. If you wish you can season it with little mustard and urad dhal. When serving with hot rice, you can add a teaspoon of ghee in the rice.


  1. Hi, I love ur recipes. I Would feel happy if u can help us with all ur recipes in a video. It would be really helpful.

    Awesome dishes. I love it! pls continue and pls share in videos.

    • Hi Rekha,

      Thank you for your suggestion for video. However, cooking, taking video and publishing will consume more time and need other’s help to take video when you cook. For the time being I am just cooking and posting the recipes with photos only. Will try to add video in future if time permits. Thank you once again for the interest shown in my recipes.

  2. Hi Kamala
    Came across this recipe and wanted to confirm that you have used paasi paruppu (yellow split gram dal, i.e. yellow moong dal or whole green gram dal). Your recipe calls for green gram dal and in the picture it looks like split yellow moong dal.
    Thank you.

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