- 1 bunch organic spinach – roughly chopped
- water to cover the spinach
- 1 cup ice cubes
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 3 red chillies – dried
- 1/2 tsp brown mustard seeds
- 1/4 tsp asafetida
This recipe for keerai masiyal is something you definitely will want to keep in your cooking repertoire. The dish is essentially a type of grounded up spinach. It may seem simple at first, but that is only on the surface. The truth is, this dish is as interesting and complex as you choose to make it. All you have to do is add extra ingredients as you see fit. You can also replace the spinach (keerai) with your greens of choice.
Most people know keerai by its more popular name, spinach, one of the heaviest hitters in the world of health food. Just like Popeye showed us as children, spinach does wonders for people’s health. Including spinach in your diet can help to improve skin care, improve eyesight, strengthen muscles and bones, regulate blood pressure, prevent hemophilia, and even prevent age-related macular degeneration. Eating spinach can also prevent ulcers from forming and stop the development of certain cancers.
Packing this for lunch? Make sure you carry it in an insulated lunchbox.
How to make Keerai Masiyal
Spinach is native to Persia, which is modern day Iran.