Monday, 18 October 2010

Keerai Poriyal - stir fried greens

Greens are an excellent source of fibre. Stir fried greens is a traditional food which is made in south India and served along with rice and ragi porridge. It is a nutritious vegetable, high in iron and calcium and low in fat. Every leafy vegetable has its own medicinal and nutritive value. The greens that I have used here is especially good for treating stomach ulcers. The tiny dark ripe fruits are taken in empty stomach to treat mouth ulcers.

1. Manathakkali keerai( or any greens) - 1 bunch
2. Onion -1
3. Garlic - 4 cloves
4. Asafoetida - a pinch
5. Cumin -1tsp
6. Red chilly -2
7. Mustard + urad dal - 1tsp
8. Oil - 2tsp
9. Salt
10. Grated coconut - 2tsp(optional)

1. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard+urad dal, red chilly and cumin.
2. Add finely chopped onion and garlic and saute. Add a pinch of asafoetida and saute for few seconds.
3. Add washed and finely chopped greens( only leaves), stir and cook on low heat without adding water and without covering the pan. Add salt and when the keerai is cooked and fried, add grated coconut, mix and  remove from heat. Serve with rice, roti.

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