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Paruppu Keerai Masiyal

This Paruppu keerai Masiyal also known as keerai kadayal is made with Thoor dhal and spinach (keerai). This healthy dish can be served with steamed rice for lunch and dinner. Checkout the video below and the recipe.

You can learn more about the different kinds of spinach and the health benefits here. Try the easy keerai masiyal and Pachai Payaru masiyal also.

Paruppu Keerai Masiyal

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: 5.0 from 1 votes
Course: KootuCuisine: Tamil, IndianDifficulty: Easy


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


  • Keerai (Greens) – 1 bunch

  • Green gram or Thoor dhal – ½ cup

  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp

  • Jeera – 1 tsp

  • Red Chilli – 1

  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Onion – 1 small

  • Tomato- 1

  • Sambar powder- 1 tsp

  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp

  • Asafoetida Powder – a pinch

  • Oil- 2 tsp

  • Salt – ½ teaspoon


  • Take Thuvar (toor dhal) or green gram dhal and cook it until it is soft.
  • Remove the roots of the keerai (greens) and wash it thoroughly.
  • Chop the keerai into small pieces and place them into a heavy metal pan. Add jeera, finely chopped tomato, salt, sambar powder, and turmeric powder.
  • Cook the keerai in a low flame, as it should be able to cook in its own water content.
  • Then add the cooked dhal which should be mashed well.
  • Heat a frying pan and pour some oil into it. When the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and when they start to splutter, add red chilli, urad dhal, asafoetida powder, and the finely chopped onion. Fry it for a while and then add this mixture to the keerai.
  • Mash everything together with a thick spoon and your Paruppu Keerai Masiyal is ready!

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