Paruppu Keerai Poriyal | Spinach Greens Stir Fry with home grown greens



Paruppu Keerai Poriyal Recipe
Paruppu Keerai Poriyal Recipe

Greens (Keerai) are a staple in our house, Amma made sure that we have variety of them. I have made efforts to document all the different kinds of keerai recipes in my blog. I remember back when I was young I was never fond of greens but now with all the knowledge of how good they are for your health I have started to change my food habits and add greens to meals or salads. Taking about salads I have found this new interest to salads and dressings and make variety of salads as a dinner meal. I will soon make efforts to post salad recipes. I find myself enjoying salads more than regular food, I find them light filling and my stomach feels so relaxed the next day. Its definitely a tummy cleanser and great if you are someone looking to lose some weight. Comment below if you would love to see salad recipes on my blog :-).




Freshly harvested Spinach leaves
Amma has fond this new passion to grow vegetables and fruits and the pictures shared here of greens are home grown and we had a good harvest of greens after the rains :-) I almost saw leaves multiply. Ever since I have seen this my hands are itching to grow greens at home. I hope share my experiences with all of you. Wish me luck ;-)


PARUPPU KEERAI RECIPE

Recipe -Amma
Prep time - 5-8 mins
Cook time - under 5 mins
Serves - 2-3 people
Serving suggestion - as a side for rice and curry

Ingredients

Spinach leaves - 2 huge bunches
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Dry red chilli - 1
Curry leaves - 2 torn
Garlic - 2 ponds chopped
Shallots - 5 chopped
Moong dal - 2-3 tbsp soaked for 15 mins
Salt - to taste
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp

Method

1. In a large pan heat oil and splutter the mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leave, dry red chilli and garlic sauté for 30 seconds add in the shallots and cook for few minutes until they turn transparent.
2. Now add in the spinach leaves and cover with a lid cook for 2 minutes until the leaves completely wilt and cook in their own juices.
3. Add in the soaked moong dal, cumin powder and salt, give it a good stir.

Switch off and serve as a side for rice.

Keerai poriyal Tamilian style
Keerai poriyal Tamilian style
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6 comments:

  1. Pls post the salad recipes, i never tried with greens, hoping to see. home made's are classic. And loved the simple recipe

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  2. Greens is my all time fav,yours is looking great

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  3. Healthy poriyal, looks very refreshing and delicious..

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  4. Looks so inviting:) Perfect for these winters :)

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  5. Visiting your space after long time da. Keerai poriyal is very nutritious and looks so delicious. Love it. :)

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