Keerai Masiyal ~ South Indian Style Spinach Mash

A simple and easy to make keerai masiyal and some rice and yogurt is the best of the comfort food there is!
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 -4
Author Manju | Cooking Curries


  • 1 bunch organic spinach
  • Water , enough to cover the spinach
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 3 dried red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp brown mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp asafetida ( for gluten free version - skip / or check label for ingredients as some brands contain some all purpose flour / maida )


  • Chop the spinach roughly. Bring some water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the spinach to the boiling water. Let it cook for 2 mins, not more. Keep the ice mixed with some more cold water ready in a bowl nearby. Take the spinach out of the saucepan with a pair of tongs and dunk in the ice cold water.
  • Now blend the spinach to a fine puree in a blender or a food processor.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the mustard seeds. Once they splutter, add the dried red chilies and the asafetida. Add the pureed spinach and salt. Mix well. Let it stay on medium heat for a few minutes and remove from heat.
  • Enjoy the spinach mash with some rice and yogurt, as a dip or even as is Smile


Variation: You can add some garlic to it to make a garlic spinach mash!