Saturday, May 28, 2011

Greens Mash

This post went missing after blogger maintenance.Re-posting it.
This mash of greens and lentils tasted awesome.One of the main reasons being it was grown at home in the pot with out any pesticide.The greens were so fresh, it went straight from the pot to the pan with only cutting time to be accounted for!If you get a hold of this keerai,do grow it at home.Its worth the effort.I have used Indian Spinach and Dwarf Copper leaf.Check out the colour of the leaves bursting with good health.Indian Spinach is a good source of iron and calcium and the Dwarf Copper Leaf is a good source of anti oxidants.It also has the ability to scavenge free radicals.Do get your fix of antioxidants with this mash.While eating greens it is advisable to drink lemon juice to aid the absorption of iron from greens.

Indian spinach(pasalai keerai)-1 cup
Dwarf Copperleaf foreign species-1/2 cup(Semmai Ponnanganni)
Toor Dal -half cup
Small Onion-5-6 finely chopped
Green chilly-1
Red chilly-2
Mustard-1/4 tsp
Jeera-3/4 tsp
Asafoetida-2 pinches
Turmeric-2 pinches
Oil for tempering-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Method-First wash and clean the greens,changing the water several times.Cut the greens into bits.Take a vessel add the greens with little bit of water.To this add green chilly ,tomato, finely chopped onions turmeric,asafoetida and salt.Cook till well done.Mash the greens with a spatula.Now add the cooked dal and mash well.Temper with mustard,jeera and red chilly.You can add a little bit of ghee to rice to enhance the flavour.This is going to Priya's Veggie/Fruit of May 2011 is SPINACH ,guest hosted by Reshmi of Rasoi


  1. Hot rice + ghee + Masiyal = bliss! Love your recipe!

  2. I will second Raks ~ just mix the saag with rice, sprinkle some salt and I am happy! Nice recipe n presentation :)
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  4. I am absolutely loving this presentation. Totally agree that home grown spinach is the best. This is pretty much same as spinach dal, but more thick, like this version :)

  5. a classic! I am sure it tasted as good as it looks :)

  6. green mash of goodness! Two 'green thumbs' up for this one :)))

  7. A classic dish :) Reminds me of my mom's keerai kootu and keerai masiyal. Mouth-watering picture.


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