Simple is tasty, proves this spinach and dal dish
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Veg delight Keerai Mashial is South Indian simplicity at its best
Keerai Mashial is a Chettinad dish from Tamil Nadu. It is spinach cooked with a little dal. Since this simple and tasty dish has greens and pulses, it is a healthy meal in itself.
Spinach: 2 bunches
Green gram dal: 100 gm
Salt: to taste
Ghee: 10 gm
Mustard seeds: 5 gm
Cumin seeds: 5 gm
Black gram dal: 5 gm
Red chilli: 2
Pressure cook the dal, keep it aside. Wash the spinach leaves, chop fine, blanch it in hot water and chill on ice. Blend in a mixie.
Take a pan, add the dal and the spinach, and cook till both are properly mixed.
For tempering, heat ghee in a ladle and add required ingredients. Add the dal.
Serve hot with rice.
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