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Manchatti Keerai Masiyal

Subashini Krish
40 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Manchatti Keerai Masiyal RECIPE

This recipe is unique in the method it is prepared by using a specially designed earthenware or manchatti(tamil). It tastes heavenly with hot steaming rice with a dollop of ghee. Even more tastier when the cooked contents are transferred to a bowl and rice is mixed with the remaining in the earthenware and your mom gives you a ball of it.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Stir fry
  • Blending
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. Sirukeerai or Tropical amaranth - 2 bunches , cleaned and finely chopped
  2. Shallots 100 gms peeled
  3. Green chilies 3 chopped
  4. Red chilies 3
  5. Cooking oil 30 ml
  6. Jeera 1 tsp
  7. Asafoetida 1/4 Tsp
  8. Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
  9. Urad dal 1/2 tsp
  10. Tamarind 1 inch piece


  1. Chop the shallots and keep it aside
  2. Use serrated earthen ware for cooking this dish
  3. Heat earthen vessel, add the chopped greens
  4. Add adequate water. Mix well. When it is 50% cooked, add tamarind
  5. In a Kadai , heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add urad dal, jeera, shallots, chilies and asafoetida in order. Stir well till shallots turn pink.
  6. Add this mixture to the greens and mix well. Cook until tender
  7. Mash well the cooked amarnath, either traditionally or in blender
  8. Serve with hot steamed rice .

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Anchal Sinha
Anchal Sinha   Nov-15-2017


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