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Keera Masiya


Keerai Masiyal (Spinach mash)

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 2-4 people
  • Spice Level: Low

Authenticity Slice

Use only fresh and preferably baby, spinach. This dish doesn’t use onions or garlic.

Trivia Tadka

Tamilians believe that it is essential for good health to consume Keerai or spinach at least once a week.  Keerai Masiyal is a delicious simple spinach dish, which is nothing but mashed spinach tempered with spices. It is essentially a Tamil Brahmin specialty served with rice.  


  • Spinach (palak) (1 bunch)
  • MTR Haldi Turmeric Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Salt (To taste)
  • Label (For tempering)
  • Oil (1 tsp)
  • Mustard seeds (sarson) (1 tsp)
  • Rice (1 tbsp)
  • Dry red chilli (sabut lal mirch) (1)


  • In a kadhai, add the cleaned palak, salt and the MTR Haldi/Turmeric Powder along with some water. Bring it to a boil. When cooked, remove from the stove and allow it to cool.
  • After it cools down, grind it in a mixer to form a purée.
  • In a pan, heat the oil and add sarson, sabut lal mirch and urad dal. Sauté till the dal turns pinkish.
  • Pour this seasoning over the spinach mash.
  • Enjoy with some hot rice and papad.

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