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April 06, 2014

Palak Keerai Poriyal / Spinach Stir Fry

This is a simple poriyal that pairs nicely with all rice items. Spinach is one of the greens that is available all time in my place. I will make either keerai sambar or keerai kootu or keerai poriyal  with this healthy green. Every single dish is a good hit at home. Moreover this green is loaded with lots of nutrients and are rich in vitamins and minerals. I consumed this green a lot when I was pregnant. Here comes the recipe..
Spinach Stir Fry
Ingredients
Spinach – 1 bunch
Onion – 1/2 ,chopped
Green chilli – 1,chopped
Coconut – 1 tbsp, grated
Oil – 2 tsp
Salt to taste
For Tempering
Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
Urad dal – 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
Dry red chilli – 1
Curry leaves – few
Preparation
Wash the spinach leaves in water lots of times to get rid of mud. Then chop them finely.
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Grab the needed ingredients.

Heat oil in a kadai and add the tempering agents and wait till the mustard splutters. Add curry leaves if you have .

Add the onion and green chilli and fry till they turn light brown in colour.
Now add the chopped spinach leaves and fry for 3-4 mins or till they shrink in volume.
Add required salt and a splash of water and allow to cook for 2-3 mins or till the water evaporates.

Throw in the grated coconut and mix well and let it in flame for 1 more min and switch off.

Serve this healthy greens poriyal with any rice dishes.
Spinach Stir Fry
Notes:
  • You can increase / decrease the spiciness (amount of red chilli & green chilli) up to your taste.
  • Sometimes I used to add 1-2 tbsp cooked toor dal (the dal must retain its shape ever after cooked , take care not to make it mushy) along with the grated coconut. That tastes even wonderful .
  • Don’t add more water just a splash is more enough for the palak leaves to get cooked.


11 comments:

Beena.stephy said...

Delicious healthy stir fry

Sathya Priya said...

Comforting simple stir fry

Farin Ahmed said...

Healthy Spinach fry dear!!!! Even this is the only green available in my place too!!! Love it a lot with coconut

nandoos Kitchen said...

healthy poriyal

Shama Nagarajan said...

super tempting and yummy

Ruxana Gafoor said...

healthy stir fry

Priya Suresh said...

Love simply with rice.Healthy keerai poriyal.

Amelia said...

Hi Tamilarasi, this spinach stir fry look very inviting. I love the tampering ingredients, look good.

Have a nice day.

Sharans Samayalarai said...

My all time fav poriyal.. Tempting click.. yummmmm...

Tertúlia da Susy said...

Adoro este tipo de comidinhas, bem reconfortantes, bjs

Gopinath J said...

Great recipe! I made it for my mom and she absolutely loved it. Thank you for sharing this :-)

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