Sunday, February 23, 2014

Red Keerai Paruppu Masiyal

#RedKeeraiParuppuMasiyal - #RedAmaranthleavesDahlMasiyal : My fridge was loaded with green leafy vegetables after my visit to market two days back. So yesterday to offload some amount of greens I prepared a easy to do masiyal with red amaranth leaves - red mulai keerai to have as a side dish for Idly.


Red Keerai Paruppu Masiyal [ red Amaranth leaves Masiyal ] -

Ingredients : 
1 cup                                        Red Amaranth [ red mulai keerai ], chop nicely
12                                            Small Onion [ Shallots], chop
2 medium size                           Tomato [ country variety ], split into two
1 Tbsp                                      Manathakkali [ optional ]
1 or 2                                       Red chilly
1/2 cup                                     Toor dal ( thuvar dal ) cooked
3/4 TSp                                    Salt

To Temper :
1/2 Tsp                                    Mustard seeds
1 Tsp                                      Urad dal
2                                            Red chilly
1 pinch                                   Asafoetida
1 Tsp                                     Oil
Coriander leaves to garnish.


Method :
Take all the given ingredients in a pressure cooker and add 1/2 cup of water.
Pressure cook for one whistle.
Switch off and open immediately by keeping cooker under running water.
Mash with a churn dash or a potato masher.
Or let it cool down a bit and blend using a blender.
Adjust salt.

Heat a kadai over a medium flame.
Crackle mustard seeds first and then add broken pieces of red chilly, urad dal and asafoetida.
Pour over the prepared masiyal.
Garnish with coriander leaves.


This is the first time I prepared a masiyal for Idly.
But it happened to be an excellent side dish for Idly.

If red greens are not available use regular mulai keerai or Palak.






Other green leafy vegetable recipes

Red Greens Masiyal - Mashed Red Amaranth greens Palak keerai Masiyal Red Greens Lentil manathakkali keerai paal saru [ kazhani saru ] murungai keerai paal saru [ kazhani saru ]