Keerai Masiyal Recipe (Stir Fried Green with Mustard and Curry Leaves)

The Keerai Masiyal Recipe is a simple wholesome recipe that you can make with any kind of greens. like Arai Keerai or Thandu Keerai or Amaranth Greens or Beet Greens or Radish Greens or Spinach Greens. The recipe of Keerai Masiyal is a favorite recipe among South Indians and served most often along with Sambar, Rasam and another vegetable for lunch. The recipe just used basic flavors from cumin, mustard, curry leaves and asafoetida and not to miss the roasted urad dal that adds to the crunch of the Keerai Masiyal.  Greens, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), White Urad Dal (Split), Curry leaves, Asafoetida (hing), Salt, Oil   500 grams Greens , finely chopped (like spinach, amaranth or more) 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split) 1 sprig Curry leaves 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing) Salt , to taste 1 teaspoon Oil     15   20     To begin making the Keerai Masiyal Recipe, we will first steam the keerai. You can use a steamer or a pressure cooker to steam it.If you use a pressure cooker, place the chopped keerai in the pressure cooker, sprinkle some salt, add a tablespoon of water and cover the cooker. Place the weight on and pressure cooker for just one whistle. As soon as you hear one whistle, turn off the heat and release the pressure immediately by placing the cooker under running cold water. This will release the pressure immediately and stop the cooking process immediately. Open the cooker and you will notice the keerai (greens) are lightly steamed and has a fresh green colour. Our next step is to season the Keerai Masiyal to give it taste.Heat a teaspoon of oil in a wok or a kadai; add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and allow it to crackle. Stir in the asafoetida and finally the steamed keerai and stir fry it until the keerai gets well coated with the spices. After about a minute turn off the heat.Transfer the Keerai Masiyal to a serving bowl and serve it for a lunch along with Phulka’s, Dals or Khadi’s or even along with a South Indian Lunch