Cheera Ila Masiyal (Spinach Masiyal)

Ingredients for Cheera Ila Masiyal (Spinach Masiyal):

1. Cleaned green spinach chopped fine – 8 cups

2. Lime (Chunnamb) – ¼ small spoon

3. Asafoetida – ¼ small spoon

    Salt – As required

4. Coconut oil – 1 big spoon

5. Mustard seeds – ¾ small spoon

    Red chillies – 2

     Urud daal (black gram daal) – 1 small spoon

How to prepare Cheera Ila Masiyal (Spinach Masiyal)?

1. Cook spinach adding lime. Drain off excess water.

2. When contents get cooled, grind well in a mixer.

3. Add salt and asafoetida to this paste and mix well.

4. Heat oil in a pan and sauté ingredients no: 5.

5. Add spinach paste to it, and stir well.

6. When the contents get heated, take off from flame.

7. Cheera Ila Masiyal should be thick.

Note: Cheera Ila Masiyal can also be prepared without adding lime.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine July 15-31, 2016

Cheerayila Masiyal (Spinach Masiyal) Recipe 2

Ingredients for Cheerayila Masiyal (Spinach Masiyal) Recipe 2:

1. Spinach chopped – 8 cups

2. Lime – A little

3. Asafoetida powder, salt – As needed

4. Red chillies – 2

5. Black gram dal – 1 tsp

6. Mustard – 1 tsp

7. Coconut oil – 2 tsp

How to prepare Cheerayila Masiyal (Spinach Masiyal) Recipe 2?

1. Cook spinach adding lime and sufficient water.

2. Make a fine paste of spinach, when it completely cools off.

3. Add asafoetida powder and salt, and mix well.

4. Heat oil in a pan, and add mustard and urud dal.

5. Add red chilli and fry it.

6. Add spinach paste to it, mix well and transfer it to another bowl.

Note: Cheerayila Masiyal should be thick. You can also avoid using lime.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine February 1-14, 2010

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