Pasalai keerai is spinach. It is used in various Indian recipes, usually cooked with added spices and vegetables. India has a number of keerai or "greens" that are used in traditional meals and for their health benefits. Spinach is called pasalai keerai in Tamil, the Dravidian language spoken in parts of India. Pasalai keerai is a dark green leafy vegetable that is high in nutritional content.