Chettinad Keerai Mandi Recipe

Chettinad Keerai Mandi is a easy and simple recipe. They are highly nutritious and delicious to taste. Keerai mandi varieties are basically prepared with dhal which makes them more nutritious to consume.
I have made this keerai mandi with pasalai keerai and goes well with chapathi and plain rice.

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Chettinad keerai mandi is one of the traditional South indian recipe which goes well with plain rice and chapathi.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Papitha Ranganathan


Ingredients Keerai Mandi

  • 1 bunch chopped Pasalai Keerai leaves
  • 1 cup Moong dal boiled
  • 1 chopped Onion
  • 2 green chilies

For temper:

  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida powder
  • 4 smashed garlic cloves
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tsp Oil


How to cook the recipe

  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan, add chopped onions and green chilies, saute them to golden brown color.
  • Add the chopped pasalai keerai leaves to the sauteed onions and mix it well.
  • Once the leaves are 3/4th cooked, add the boiled moong dal, add 2 cups of water and mix well and add salt to taste.
  • Let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Add 1 tsp of oil in a another pan, add some urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, smashed garlic cloves, asafetida powder, and switch off the stove.
  • Add the tempered mixture to the cooked spinach.
  • Chettinad keerai mandi is ready.

Papitha Ranganathan

I'm Papitha Ranganathan house wife and food blogger. I love to cook various cuisines in my kitchen which comes out so delicious. I would like to share my recipes here.

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