22 MASHED WATER SPINACH ( SARKARAI VALLI KEERAI MASIYAL)

Kang kong /Mashed water spinach/(Kaattu Keerai/Sarkaraivalli) Keerai Masiyal / Anne Soppu ( Kannada)/ Gurukkoorakku (Telugu)


It is also known as aquatic morning glory,Swamp morning glory, swamp cabbage, chinese water spinach, kangkong. Kalmua in Hindi, Tutikura in Telugu, Kalamba in sanskrit, Vallai Kirai(k(S)arkarei valli) in Tamil, Chanthion in Kannada.


Had this post in my drafts for more than 5 months, that is from my trip to India. Main reason was finding its name in English and only recently got to know that it is called as water spinach. At home my mom calls it as kaattu keerai in Tamil and GuruKoorakku in my home language. I googled a lot and found all these names above through wikipedia.


This is very commonly prepared at home and served with rice. The taste is really awesome. During my visit this time I was able to eat of greens and one such is this keerai masiyal. Prepared with very minimum ingredients and less time. Try it out and you will agree with me.


Water spinach - 1 bunch
Small onions/shallots - around 6 roughly chopped
Red chillies - 3 or 4 broken into half
Tamarind - 2 inch piece
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Salt as needed
Oil - 3/4 tbsp
Mustard seeds - very little
Urad dhal - very little
Garlic - 3 or 4 pods crushed ( optional)


Dry roast coriander seeds until nice brown without darkening and keep aside.
Heat 1/4 cup of water and add the leaves and cook. To it add coriander seeds, salt and tamarind. Cook till leaves are shrinked and very soft. Remove and cool. Later grind to a paste or mash with a masher.
Heat oil and temper with mustard seeds, urad dhal and red chillies. Next add crushed garlic( you can skip this one) and onions. Fry till nice brown and pour in the mashed greens. Mix and serve with rice.

Sending this "Only greens" event hosted by Sara an event started by Pari.

22 comments/Reactions:

Swathi said...

Keerai masiyal looks delicious. I love all kinds of keerai masiyal

Smitha said...

that looks healthy and delish!!..yum!

S.Menaga said...

healthy masiyal, love this method of masiyal...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

I love this keerai very much,Delicious masiyal...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, looks delicious !!!

Sangi said...

healthy keerai masiyal..

Apu said...

Nutritious and delicious!!

Rajani said...

A new recipe to me should try out thanks

Akila said...

wow never heard of this before.. sounds delicious and healthy dear....
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Regards,
Akila.

Pushpa said...

Love keerai,looks so yummy Padma.

Prathibha said...

Thats a healthy one...never had it..

Priya said...

Very healthy and yummy keerai masiyal..

Chitra said...

New to me.will search for this keerai here..yummy :)

Santosh Bangar said...

new to me what water spinach? but dish is looking healthy and delicious

divya said...

Looks yummy and delicious.

Shivani said...

thats something new, good efforts

Pavithra said...

I love this keerai very much and masiyal too.. looks yummy.

Jaisy James said...

looks delicious

kanthi said...

Healthy recipe with a great taste

Sarah Naveen said...

nice clicks..looks so yummy!!

Panchpakwan said...

Wow looks delicious..perfect with rice.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Heyy Padma.. this is a totally healthy spot on recipe...
Thanks for bring it to us...
Really dunno , how I missed ur space for soo long... Following u from now on...

Cheers
Sandhya

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