Palak keerai masiyal/Spinach mash is very easy, yet tasty and healthy. Once you try this, you will definitely hook to this recipe.
Keerai sothu urundai(Spinach rice balls) is a usual hit among kids and I have relished it from childhood. Though each ball is packed with enormous vitamins and minerals, to me – each ball is packed with my mom’s love.. Every time I eat this, I remember you amma…
Baby Spinach Mash Recipe – Ingredients
Spinach/Palak – 150g
Onion – 1 big or 2 medium
Garlic – 3 cloves
Green chilli – 1 big or 2 small
Tamarind/Puli – 1 inch piece
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Gingelly oil/Nallennai – 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds/Jeera – 1/2 tsp
1.Wash the leaves twice or thrice until the washed water is clear. Refer this link to know how to clean veggies and greens..2.Peel the skin and cut onion & garlic. Heat a tbsp of sesame oil(Nallennai) and once hot, add jeera. Before jeera darkens, add onion, garlic and green chillies.3.Add salt and a pinch of tamarind. Saute till onion turns translucent. Do not fry too much making onions turn brown as it might give bitter taste.4.Add washed spinach leaves and fry for a minute till the leaves shrink.5.Cook closed for 2 more mins in medium flame. Stir in between. No water is required for this dish. Leaves will cook within 4-5 mins. Once done, transfer to a plate and let it cool down.6.Once cooled, transfer to mixie jar and give short pulses until required consistency reaches. Serve with hot rice.. Yummm….
- Green chilli tastes good in this recipe. So, do not try to replace with dry red chilli.
- When preparing this for babies, reduce chilli and tamarind. Tamarind is recommended only after 1 year of age. Try Spinach Pulses Mash recipe(link) for babies before trying this recipe.
Palak/Indian Spinach – Proteins, Fiber, Folates, Vitamins A,B,C,E,K, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Omega-3 & 6 Fatty acids