Spinach Dal/ Pasalai Keerai Masiyal/ Palak Dal

Pasalai keerai  is a well known leafy vegetable. Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants. It is a rich source of vitamin A , vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, vitamin B2, calcium, vitamin B6, folic acid and omega-3 fatty acids. Pasalai keerai masiyal is a common keerai recipe in south Indian household. Here is my way of doing it. This is very simple and tasty recipe.

Serves : 2-3

Prep Time : 10 mins         Cooking Time : 15 mins 


Spinach/Pasalai Keerai : 2 cups

Toor Dal : 1/2 cup

Onion : 2tbsp chopped

Tomato : 1 Large

Garlic : 2-3

Green Chilly : 1-2

Water : 1 – 1.5 cups

Salt to taste

To Temper :

Oil/Ghee : 2 tsp

Mustard Seed : 1 tsp

Urad Dal : 1/2 tsp

Hing : a pinch

Dry red chilly : 2


  1. Start chopping veggies, set aside. Wash spinach thoroughly in fresh water. Keep aside.
  2. Take all ingredients in a pressure cooker with 1 – 1.5 cups of water.3. Pressure cook it for 3-4 whistles. Turn of heat. Once air got released, open lid. Strain of excess water in a bowl. With help of madhu or ladle, press it to make a smooth puree.

    4. Temper it with tempering ingredients and Serve it with white rice along with poriyal, varuval.20170408_113737


    1. If you dont have mathu, you can take it to a blender and pulse it for a minute.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Looks like a delicious recipe 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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