Araikeerai Masiyal

How to make traditional araikeerai masiyal

Araikeerai masiyal is a simple yet tasty and nutritious recipe made with green leafy vegetable especially amaranth(Araikeerai in tamil).Its a great way to include greens in your diet.Even kids who don't like greens will love this dish.This is a very traditional tamil nadu recipe.
Araikeerai Masiyal


Araikeerai(Amaranth)-2 bunches
Onion-1 big diced roughly
Tomato -1 big diced roughly
Garlic-6 cloves
Green chillies-5
Tamarind-a small gooseberry sized
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 tsp


First cut the root of the keerai wash them thoroughly for 3- 4 times.
Now in a pressure cooker add onions,tomatoes,green chillies,garlic and the keerai add just enough water and cook them for 1 whistle.
Release the pressure and allow it to cool,then grind to a fine paste in the mixie along with salt.
Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
If you want you can temper it with the Kuzhambu thalippu vadagam if you don't have it you can just temper with mustard seeds.
Serve with hot rice.

Preparation time-15 mins

This recipe is only suitable for ARAIKEERAI(AMARANTH) other greens doesnot taste good with this recipe.
A simple potato fry is a wonderful side dish for this masial.

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