A healthy recipe is today’s post. Yes it’s with spinach. You can make this keerai/spinach using keerai like mulai keerai or with the spinach shown below. In the cartoon Popeye The Sailor man shows how he gets strong after eating the spinach, yes its true that it is definitely a healthy recipe. But making the children eat is another big task. they don’t like the colour of green. They always have the notion that eating greens is not an acceptable thing. My boys like the keerai/spianch masiyal more than this recipe. My husband doesn’t like the preparation of spinach in the south Indian style, but he likes the dal palak, aloo palak and palak versions from the north.
This is a dry preparation to be eaten with any rice combination. Lets get to the recipe.
Hope you all will try and let me know how much you liked it.
Cuisine: Indian(South) | Category: Side Dishes for Rice | Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 10 mins | Serves: 4
- Spinach – 1 big bunch
- Onion – 1 medium sized(chopped)
- Toor dal – 2 to 3 tbsp.(3/4th cooked)
- Salt as needed
- Mustard/Kadugu – 1/4 tsp.
- Urad dal – 1 tsp.
- Red chili – 1 or 2
- Remove the leaves from the stem of the spinach. If using mulai keerai then chop the roots.
- Put in a basin and fill water. Allow it to stay for mins.
- Then rinse the spinach to get rid of the mud in it.
- Do the same at least 3 times.
- Drain them well and fine chop.
- Chop onion and get all your ingredients ready.
- Add oil to the pan and temper the mustard and urad dal along with the red chilies.
- Now add onion and saute for few mins.
- Add chopped spinach and saute till they get cooked well.
- Add salt in the end and stir in the toor dal at this stage.
- After they all get mixed well chechk the taste and switch off the stove.
- Serve with any combination of rice.
The Keerai Poriyal is ready to be served with rice. Try and let me know if you liked it.