Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Arai Keerai Poriyal(Greens Stir fry)

Arai Keerai (Greens) is a very healthy, simple and easy dish to prepare. It can be prepared  in a jiffy. We find it difficult to give children greens. We all know its nutritional value and its importance in our menu. This can be given to children without much difficulty. We have to change the recipes often so that they don’t get bored of the same dish. I find it difficult with my elder one in giving keerai even now. Try out with the greens you get in your region and enjoy. I will surely update lots more greens recipe in my further go.

Prep time: 20 mins|Cook time:15 mins|Serves:3
Cuisine: South Indian, Tamil Nadu recipes

Arai keerai
4 bunch
Moong dal(boiled)
½ cup
1 no
4 cloves
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Red chilies
4 no’s
to taste
1. Wash the greens thoroughly and chop finely. Chop onion and garlic. In a pan, heat 1 tbsp. oil. Add mustard seeds and asafoetida.When mustard seeds splutter, add red chillies and then garlic,onion.Saute till the onions turn soft.keerai1-0012.Now add the greens with little salt and stir. In a few minutes it will become small in quantity. There will be water in itself enough for cooking else sprinkle some water. Make the flame low.IMG_20140128_114821 3. Once you feel the green is cooked and the water content has gone add boiled moong dal.Give a quick stir and let it cook for 3 minutes.Check for salt and switch off the stove.IMG_20140128_121610-0014. Serve this Arai keerai poriyal  as a side dish for rice or chapatis
This can mixed with rice along with little ghee and fed to small ones.(My mom always does that to my son)


  1. that;s a lovely side dish... something that we forget to include in our daily diets...

    1. Yes..I always forget keerai to include.But now making a point to in taking it in daily basis.


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