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Red Spinach Mango Coconut Curry | Thandu Keerai Massiyal | Keera Manga Thenga Massiyal

Red Spinach or Thandu Keerai is yet another variety of spinach which is available seasonally in India. Very low in calories, fresh spinach is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, plus iron and other essential minerals. Although they are similar in taste and texture as that of the green spinach the gorgeous color of the red spinach leaves does really attract you and you are sure to get a curry that is similar to their color. Red spinach is versatile just like the green spinach, you can add them in salads, curry and stir fry.


Serves - 3-4 
Cook & Prep time - 20 mins
Serving Suggestion - White rice, appalam & veg stir fry


Red Spinach - 1 big bunch, cleaned & chopped
Mysore dal - 1/2 cup
Raw Mango - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera powder - 1 tsp
Shallots - 5-6 thinly sliced
Tomato - 1 thinly sliced
Salt - to taste

To Temper 

Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Hing - 1 pinch
Dry red chilli - 2
Curry leaf - a few

To Grind

Shredded coconut - 3 tbsp
Jeera - 2 tsp
Green chilli - 2-3 (adjust according to spice level)
Shallots - 4 
Garlic - 3 pods

  • Pressure cook the dal in 1 and 1/2 cup of water with turmeric powder and jeera powder for 3 whistles. Let the dal cook well.
  • To the cooked dal, add the keerai, mango pieces, shallots and tomatoes. Mix well and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Prepare the coconut paste and add it to the keerai. Add salt and mix well. cook till the raw smell goes. Check the taste for salt and spice
  • Do the seasoning and add to the keerai. Mix well, the consistency will be thick like kootu.

Serve hot with white rice and appalam

Cooks Wisdom

- You can add more water to make the curry thin but its perfect when its a little thick in consistency

- You can also add your favorite veg for additional taste


  1. I see this leafs every time , when i go for vegetable shopping but i never buy them.. after seeing your recipe i think i should get and give a try.. Looks tempting to me:)

  2. Adding mango with spinach is new to me.. Seems to be very healthy and delicious.. :)

  3. I always wanted to prepare such a tangy and tasty curry. Pics look excellent.

  4. Cheera is a big must after delivery, had u posted this b4, I wud've avoided all the unwanted hasslez!!! ;) looks lipsmacking...

  5. Super recipe Priya!. Some hot steamed rice and papad... my day will be made..

  6. Yummy deee need some white rice ghee n papads...

    Color is just amazingggggg

  7. We make red spinach thoran very often in kerala. I've hardly seen any like this here in US though. Nice dish.

  8. Never made masiyal with red thandu keerai.. healthy.. :)

  9. looks amazing...ah with some ghee on top its just to slurp

  10. Looks yummy n healthy

  11. I love red spinach ....your version of curry looks so yum

  12. ooh this is my fav ! gorgeous pics !

  13. Yummy and colourful curry.. Love the addition of mango..

  14. wow looks really good semma healthy one got to try it.

  15. Omg, wat an interesting curry that too with mango, stunning and very eye pleasing colourful curry sis.

  16. Akka this combo is purely new to me, havent tried this combo still.. Will try it next time I get these greens :) Nice clicks too specially the keerai click :)

  17. Adding mango with spinach is very new to me dear...looks gorgeous and healthy too...As usual stunning pictures dear..

  18. new n healthy combo dear :-)

  19. Such a lovely curry and healthy too

  20. tempting clicks,looks so irresistible.

  21. never tried masiyal with thandu keerai priya.. we often make soup with this keerai.. nice preparation..

  22. Very healthy masiyal Priya

  23. looks absolutely yumm

  24. Happy New year to you Priya!THats a nice healthy curry i love those red spinach.


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