Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Keerai Poriyal / Spinach Poriyal


Spinach/Keerai(Any kind) - 1 bunch - chop them
Garlic - 2 nos
Grated or sliced coconut - few
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli - 2 nos - Remove seeds
Hing(Asafoetida) - A pinch
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp


1. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, urad dhal and wait until they splutter.
2. Add redchill, hing, salt and add the chopped spinach and close the lid of the pan.
3. Reduce to medium/low flame and let it cook. Do not add excess water.
4. Now grind garlic and 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds and coconut without adding water.
5. When the spinach is cooked, add the ground mixture and mix well.
6. When there is no water left in the pan you can turn off gas.