Keerai Puzhi Masiyal


  • Keerai- 1 bunch – (You can use any greens)
  • Tamarind – a small lemon size
  • Thuvar dhal – 1/4 cup
  • garlic flakes – 2 Nos
  • Mustard seeds- 1 teaspoon
  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafotida powder – a pinch
  • Red Chilli – 2 Nos
  • Jeera – 1 teaspoon
  • Onion – 1 small size
  • Tomato- 1 No
  • Sambar powder- 2 teaspoons
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 teaspoon
  • Oil- 2 teaspoons
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon or as per taste


  1. Pressure cook thuvar dhal along with a pinch of turmeric powder till soft.
  2. Remove the roots and wash the keerai thoroughly. Chop the keerai finely.
  3. Chop onion and tomato finely.
  4. In a kadai put the oil and when it hot add mustard. When it pops up add urad dhal, jeera, fenugreek, asafotida powder and red chillies (break it into two pieces each) and fry till the urad dhal turns light brown. Add chopped onion and fry till it is transparent. Add tomato pieces and fry for a while. Add garlic flakes, salt, sambar powder and turmeric powder. Mix well. Then add chopped keerai and mix once again. Close it with a lid. Cook the keerai in low flame. No need to add water since the keerai will cook in its own water content. When the keerai is cooked, add tamarind juice (soak the tamarind in water and squeeze out thick juice). Allow to boil. Then add the cooked dhal. Mix it and allow to boil for one more minute.
  5. Remove from stove and mash with thick spoon.


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  2. I tried this and came out well. thanks

  3. Hi, I tried this and came out very well. Thank u so much.

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