Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Keerai Poriyal(Semi Dry)

     This semi dry keerai/green leaves poriyal is a very yummy and tasty dish.This will go well with the plain white rice and curd rice too.I can bet any one that once if they try this surely they will like this one and will start having regularly.

Ingredients :

Arakeerai 1 bunch
Onion 1 medium size
Jaggery 1 tsp
Tamarind pulp 1/2 tbsp(thick)
Salt Req
Water Req

To Roast  & Grind :

Channa dal 1 tsp
Dhania 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Pepper 5-6 nos
Grated coconut 4 tsp
Hing req
Red Chillies 3-4 nos

Seasoning :

Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
Oil Req
Method :

1.Clean the keerai,wash it and chop it and keep separately.Now chop the onions and set aside.

2.In a wok add the items one by one given in to roast and grind column and roast without any oil and set aside.

3.Now grind it to a paste like chutney consistency.In a wok pour the oil and season with the mustard seeds .Once it splutters add the onion and fry for 2-3 Min's.

4.Then put the chopped keerai/green leaves and cook till done.Now and then sprinkle water little by little and cook opened.Need not cover with the lid.

5.Once the keerai gets cooked add the grounded paste,tamarind,jaggery and salt.If required  add some water and allow it to boil for few minutes.

6.Once its cooked put off the fire and serve hot with plain rice or even curd rice.With both it will taste yummy yummy.I can assure that.

Notes :

1.While roasting the ingredients take care not to burn.

2.Add tamarind pulp according to your taste.Since my hubby don't like the tangy taste i added less tamarind.But should not add too much of tamarind either.

3.Try not to skip jaggery as it will give a nice taste to the dish.

4.Do not add too much of water as this is a semi dry gravy.

5.Ara keerai / siru keerai alone will taste good for this dish.

Sending this to   1) Umm Mymoonah's Any one can cook series.

2)Quick and Easy recipes of foodblognews.blogspot.com


jeyashrisuresh said...

never tried keerai in this way, very interesting one

Priti said...

Looks yum ..I never try this method ...gud one

ANU said...

simple and healthy greens recipe...

Happy to follow you ....


Chitra said...

hai sabdha ,
Thanx for dropping by my space ion of recipes...love to and for ur lovely comments...u have nice collection of recipes i'm following u...

Kaveri said...

A different recipe out of Keerai...sounds good...Thanks for dropping by my space...you have a lovely space too...glad to follow you too

Umm Mymoonah said...

This is something which I like to have it for lunch everyday, healthy and comfort dish. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

aipi said...

Love how creamy it looks ~ a keeper recipe for sure :)
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Sensible Vegetarian said...

Delicious looking comfort food. Looks fantastic.

Malar Gandhi said...

Very interesting recipe, totally new to me...loved ur idea.

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Babli said...

Interesting recipe. Poriyal looks yummy and tempting.

Radhika said...

Thanks for stopping by my space. Keerai poriyal is my favorite. How abt joining us in the fun? Give it some thought.

Radhika said...

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S.Menaga said...

never tried keerai in this method,looks creamy n yumm...thx u for ur valuable comments n keep in touch..

Pushpa said...

Yummy keerai poriyal.

Ramya said...

That looks soo yummy:-)

Shanthi said...

Interesting and yummy. Nice blog . Keep rocking


New kind of recipe, sounds very interesting!

uma said...

Made this yesterday with arakeerai and it is addictive!!
Dhania, jaggery and puli make it taste so different.
You are right - will make this again and again and again :)
Thank you and hope to see you posting soon.