Mor-Keerai / Spinach in yogurt gravy

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Mor-Keerai is a tasty gravy made with spinach and yogurt. Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants, especially when fresh, steamed, or quickly boiled. Mor-Keerai is one of the best sides for white rice.



      • 1 punch – Spinach (chopped finely)
      • 3 tbsp – Yogurt / Curd
      • Salt as needed
      • 2 tsp – Oil
      • 1 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 1 tsp – Bengal gram (kadalai paruppu)
      • 1 no – Dry red chili
      • 1 pinch – Asafoetida

For grinding:

      • 2 tbsp – Coconut
      • 1 tsp – Cumin seeds
      • 2 nos – Green chilies
      • 1 tbsp – Rice flour

Preparation method:

  1. Wash and cook spinach leaves with little salt. Slightly mash up the spinach with the hand beater. Keep it aside.
  2. Grind all the items given “for grinding” to a smooth paste. Mix it with beaten yogurt and add it to spinach mixture. Bring it to boil and once this starts frothing, remove from flame.
  3. Temper it with mustard seeds, bengal gram, red chili and asafoetida. Serve hot with white rice and curry.



  1. Mor Keerai looks amazing..:)) Veetu saapadu rusi thaeriyuthu...:))


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