Monday, March 7, 2011

     This is a very very simple to make recipe,my family loves it next to keerai kootu. I find making keerai poriyal simple than kootu or sambar,just stir fry the keerai,that’s it,accompaniment is ready! I am so confused with the names of the keerai, I am not sure if this is mulai keerai or arai keerai…but this has long stem which is edible,sometimes we use it to make keerai thandu sambar too..
Keerai poriyal

 

INGREDIENTS:

Keerai 2 small bunches
Onion 1
garlic 4-5 flakes
Sugar 1/4 tsp
Salt As needed
Coconut,grated 3-4 tblsps
To temper:
Oil 1 tsp
Mustard 3/4 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Red chillies 2-3
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Method:

  1. Clean the keerai and remove the root part. Wash it properly and chop it finely along with the stem.Chop onions and cut garlic to thin circles.
  2. Heat a pan with oil and temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table. Add chopped garlic and fry till its starts turning golden in colour.
    Tadka and garlic Fry onion
  3. Add onion an fry till transparent, add sugar and then add the keerai and required salt.
    Keerai Reduced volume
  4. Stir slowly as the keerai reduces in volume as it gets cooked,it leaves water,so no need to add any water. Keep the flame in medium high so that the water evaporates apparently the keerai gets cooked.
  5. Cook till the stem gets cooked,you can notice it turning transparent comparatively after it gets cooked.Lastly add the coconut and stir well to get a dry poriyal.
    Cooked add coconut
  6. Enjoy with rice as accompaniment. We even eat this by mixing with rice and ghee/sesame oil.
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  • Do not cook the keerai covered as it will loose its colour.
  • Also adding sugar helps to retain  green colour,I have heard it some where,but not sure though.
  • Garlic is optional to add, so feel free to omit if you don’t want to add it.

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65 comments:

  1. Love this kind of porials..especially with greens..looks just yummy..its lunch time here and I m already drooling over this..:)

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  2. I do not mind cooking Keerai if someone else cleans it for me..I find the cleaning part so daunting!!Love the green colour,good tip of not closing the lid while cooking.Got to learn a few things about Keerai now!!

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  3. Looks yum ..I make this one too same like I posted the spinach stir fry? I love that platter...would be so happy to have it :D

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  4. Healthy and yummy poriyal. Lovely presentation.

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  5. What a coincidence raji,even i tried keerai poriyal last weekend and planned to post the recipe this week.Mine is a little different version.cute clicks.Will try this version next time

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  6. Love this simple keerai poriyal, just give me some rice,am ready to finish that whole bowl..

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  7. waw give me that plate:) I too make keerai this way! yummy! you managed to find fresh banana leaf:)

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  8. healthy delicious poriyal dear!!!!
    I also get confused with their names :)

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  9. Healthy n tasty poriyal...I'm trying ways to eat greens but everytime end up in failing. This version sounds simple and flavourful

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  10. Naanum ippadithan seiven but seeragam add pannuveen. Poriyal looks delicious....

    Kurinjikathambam
    Event : HRH-Puffed Rice

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  11. healthy poriyal....nice click!

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  12. never tried poryal with keerai..its always masiyal at my place..looks yumm..will try this sometime..

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  13. Very nice clicks and nice recipe too!!

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  14. Great looking poriyal. Nice photos.

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  15. I can finish that bowl with out any side rice or roti plater looks os tempting raji healthy recipe
    BTW we call this keerai in telugu is totakura one of my favorite lefy vegetable.

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  16. Iam not making this nowadays. u reminded me. Love its simplicity :)

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  17. This looks same as what we make "cheera thoran". I love this a lot. Yummy and delicious.

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  18. It is one of my favorite poriyals.

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  19. Simple n Healthy Side Dish
    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  20. Whenever I make saag I follow my mom's instructions to add a pinch of sugar to retain the green color. It works for me:-) Great looking poriyal

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  21. A good one, I too prepare in a similar fashion sans garlic :):)Lovely eye capturing click.

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  22. Keerai Poriyal looks yummy..But the last click is the best...the sambar rice with poriyal is making me drool here...

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  23. The recipe looks simple yet very delicious

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  24. What an amazing click, looks beautiful and yum!

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  25. This is so healthy and simple!

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  26. yummy n healthy masiyal....

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  27. We make it absolutely the same way and I just love it so much :) yummmm with curd rice :) sometime I just eat it as it is :)

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  28. எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்த கீரை பொரியல்...

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  29. Superb I too make same way but without onion and garlic. Looks delicious.

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  30. My all time fav veggie....looks fabulous dear...

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  31. Love keerai in any form. Looks Yummy!

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  32. Keerai poriyal and kara kulambu is a nice combo, we normally will not add garlic to the poriyal. I am going to try adding them when I make next time.
    The last click is more authentic.

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  33. missed lot of your posts. that omum biscuits are just perfect. love love love it. bookmarked.

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  34. Looks Very Delicious:)

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  35. Healthy and easy to make recipe...

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  36. I luv keerais,will have the whole bowl...Luv the tamil font on keerai bowl(Pathutene ;-))

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  37. nice side dish for rice....very yummy!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  38. Healthy and delicious poriyal,love it.

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  39. A simple keerai,gets a special make over when it comes to Rak's Kitchen.Lovely keerai.

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  41. Delicious and simple poriyal...love it!!

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  42. Simple and delicious poriyal!

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  43. Final pics takes my breath away... As u say, bisibele bath with keera....hmmmmmm ..divine..

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  44. My mom makes it similarly - she addes some jeera too. Easy & tasty!

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  45. Healthy and delicious..i am great fan of greens..ur looks very inviting!

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  46. Delicious keerai poriyal. I love add some cumin,

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  47. i love keerai too raji. like you, i am not sure of the names. you also reminded me of my favorite keerai thandu sambar. Slurp! :)

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  48. Looks really green and luscious :)

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  49. I love keerai a lot and do similar way too. The platter looks yumm.. and Thandu keerai and Mulai keerai are same, former one is bigger in size while next one is Smaller in size. But Arai keerai is different one.

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  50. Nothing beats a simple homey dish like this..good one!


    US Masala

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  51. Nice version of poriyal Raji,love the last click...Pls pass the plate:)

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  52. a very healthy recipe.. i make in a similar way.. by the way that rice looks too delicious.. sambar rice / rasam rice?

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  53. my mother's way of cooking...yummy poriyal

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  54. Healthy poriyal...me too make in a much similar fashion

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  55. wow, it looks super and so healthy, love the idea of mixing greens with coconut :)

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  56. Poriyal looks delicious. I make it in the same way,except garlic.
    kadaisi plate-la irukka maththa dish-ku recipe ellam muthallaye kuduthirukkeengala raji?! :)

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  57. looks very healthy n yummy..
    Tasty appetite

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  58. I am always in search of this kind of healthy stir fry with greens..looks delicious..

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  59. What's the differance between arai keerai and mulai keerai

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  60. i tried most of ur receipe its delicious and even its very easy to make.

    Thanks

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