Spinach Stew

Spinach Stew | Keerai Stew | Keerai Masiyal


  • Spinach, cut roughly ~ 1 bunch (about 2 cups)
  • Onion, slit lengthwise ~ 1
  • Tomato, chopped into chunks ~ 1
  • Tamarind paste ~ 1 tsp.
  • Salt ~ to taste
  • Oil ~ 1 Tbsp.
  • Urud dal, mustard ~ 1 tsp.
  • Red chilies ~ to taste
  • Water ~ ½ cup, or as needed for desired consistency


  • In a pan, add the oil, and once hot add the mustard seeds and the urud dal, and once the mustard splutters add the red chilies.
  • Immediately add the onions and saute until they turn soft.
  • Now add the tomatoes and saute until they soften as well.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients – spinach, tamarind paste and salt, and give it a good mix.
  • Now add the water, cover and cook until the spinach has wilted.


  • Have this mixed with rice, and a curry (potato fry) on the side.

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