Aug 6, 2008

Swiss Chard Masiyal

After coming to US , the more we missed
other than our parents are the keerais or greens.
Suganya of Tasty Palettes reflected the same feeling
of me that was going around in my mind for a long time.
My hubby is a great lover of Arai keerai.He missed this
so much.I went on to search for chard soon after seeing
Suganya's post.Thank you Suganya for helping us to
get the exact tastiness of arai keerai.
Swiss chard - 1 bunch
shallots - 6
Green chillies - 3
Tomato - small - 1
For seasoning
Oil - 1 tsp
mustard - 1/2 tsp
urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Clean well and chop the chard.
  • In a kadai cook chard ,tomato , green chilli along with 1/4 cup of water.
  • Cook well.Cool it down for a couple of min.
  • Blend in the whipping mode for few seconds.
  • Masiyal should be little bit coarse.
  • Heat oil in the kadai .Add the seasoning .
  • Once it splutters , add this and salt to the masiyal and mix well.

Keerai masiyal is the best combi for Sambhar and rice.

I am sending this to WHB which is started by Kalyan's kitchen

and the host of this week Divya of Dilse.


Uma said...

that looks so colorful and delicious Kamala!

Cham said...

I made pirratal with swiss chard. Didn't made masiyal. Looks tasty and good :)

Laavanya said...

I'm a big fan of the masiyal with arai keerai too... so happy to know that swiss chard tastes exactly like that - thanks Kamala.

Shillu said...

Hi Kamala,

You have a nice blog here. To begin with I am going to try that yummy pizza! Thnak you for stopping by @ Aabharan & encouraging me :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a healthy recipe. Looks nice. Will try it soon.

Suganya said...

I am glad to be of help, Kamala. Swiss chard is a mild green and it works well in many Indian recipes. Thank you for trying the recipe.

Maheswari said...

Looks healthy kamala.I have never tried masiyal other than spinach.Will give this a try soon..

Shreya said...

looks great.. colourful..

Divya Vikram said...

I too miss having keerai which Iused to have back at home..Brings back memories..Thanks for sending this for WHB akka..

Madhuram said...

Me too Kamala. I have not tried swiss chard, I'll buy it the next time. But I have started cooking with beet greens a lot. I guess chard and beets belong to the same family.

Kalyn said...

So interesting. I have swiss chard in my garden, but had no idea it could be cooked like this. I love the idea that you found a vegetable you can use to make one of your favorite foods from your native country.

Jude said...

Hmmm this would be great on freshly cooked rice. Deep flavors for sure.