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Spinach (Pasalai Keerai) Stir Fry

Spinach_Pasalai_Keerai_Stir_Fry_1 Spinach is a nutritive food. It is available through out the year. It can be included in our daily menu. If not, it can be taken at least twice or thrice a week to keep our immunity strong. Variety of dishes can be prepared with greens.

Here is a simple Spinach (Pasalai Keerai) Stir Fry. The spinach I used here is called as Pasalai Keerai in Tamil.


  • Spinach washed and chopped – 1 bundle
  • Onion chopped – 1 noSpinach_Pasalai_Keerai_Stir_Fry_2
  • Tomato chopped – 1 no
  • Garlic chopped – 4 cloves
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tea spoon
  • Coriander powder – 1 tea spoon
  • Turmeric powder – pinch
  • Salt – as per taste
  • For seasoning
    • Mustard – ½ tea spoon
    • Urad dal – ½ tea spoon
    • Curry leaves – few
    • Oil – 1 tea spoon



  • Chop spinach, onion, tomato and garlic; heat a pan with oil and do the seasoning; add garlic and fry for few seconds; add onion, fry till soft and transparent.

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  • Add tomato, dry spices and fry till tomato is soft.

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  • Now add chopped spinach.

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  • Stir in between and cook till done.

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  • Spinach (Pasalai Keerai) Stir Fry is now ready and goes well with rice or chapatti as side dish.


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