Keerai masiyal/mashed greens

Keerai masiyal/spinach is a rich source of iron.It is good to add spinach in our diet at least 3 times a week.

Here is one of the ways of preparing this healthy dish.

Wash a bunch of spinach leaves and finely chop them.
Add very little water to it (as spinach itself leaves out water while being cooked).
Cook this in a pressure cooker for less than 10 mins without placing the whistle.
Meanwhile cook half a cup of moong dal with a pinch of turmeric  powder till it is soft and mushy.
Mix both dal and spinach and mash them well.
Heat oil in a kadai.Add mustard seeds, 2 or 3 red chillies, a pinch of hing or asafoetida.
Switch off the flame and add this to the prepared spinach.Add salt and the dish is recipe.

Remember that spinach has inbuilt salt, so add little at a time.
The better the greens are mashed the tastier the dish.

Serve this as a side dish with vathakozhambu or you may even mix it with rice.

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