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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Keerai Poriyal | Stir Fry For Rice

      Keerai Poriyal - a quick side dish made with spinach/greens.Spinach/palak  is very good everybody knows that.I know palak paratha,palak paneer,dal palak ,what is this palak stir fry ?Palak is not  only for making north Indian dishes/dinner, this green can make a tasty accompaniment for rice too.
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       Whenever i buy palak i make pasalai keerai poriyal  as a side for puli kulambu.I also make keerai kootu with spinach for rasam/sambar rice. palak dal is also our favorite.what i mean is i prepare only south Indian dishes.I rarely make thepla's,paratha,palak paneer with palak.
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      Stir fry/poriyal can be quick accompaniments for rice.The variation of vegetables in a stir fry is endless.Making of a stir fry is the quickest process(it can be quick than making any upma).Chop the vegetable ,saute with 1-2 red chilies along with tempering,add some salt.That's it.It can all be done before your main dish is cooking.
     Like any other stir fry ,if you have the spinach leaves chopped then this poriyal can be done in under just 5- 10 minutes.I buy organic spinach which is already cleaned , i just chop them no cleaning required (he he) .  
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                                      Keerai Poriyal | Healthy Stir fry

keerai poriyal                    How to make palak keerai poriyal recipe

 Cuisine: Indian   Category:Side Dish  Serves:2-3  Prep time:10 min
 Cook time:10 min Total Time:20 minutes.

  • 1/2 bunch palak/pasalai keerai.
  • salt.
  • garlic(optional).
  • 1 Onion(optional).
  • 1-2 tbsp grated coconut(optional).
To Temper:
  • 1 tsp oil.
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds/kadugu.
  • 1/4 tsp urad dal/ulutham paruppu.
  • 1-2 red chilies/kancha milagai.
  • Clean palak leaves if they have stem.
  • Wash and remove any sand/ impurities.Soak the leaves in bowl of water then get the greens out The dust/sand particles will settle down then you can throw down the water.
  • Chop greens to required size.
  • Add oil to tava.Temper the oil with mustard,urad dal.
  • Add red chili and then quickly add onions and saute until onion turns translucent.Add in chopped palak leaves and give a stir.
  • After sometime the leaves will get shrunk and leave out the water.
  • When most of the water evaporates,add in grated coconut if you wish.
  • Palak poriyal is ready to be enjoyed with rice.


  1. This is so healthy and delicious too.

  2. Even I buy the pre washed organic one.. Delicious and healthy one..

  3. Such a healthy vegetable! Poriyal looks very good!

  4. Healthy and delicious green curry.. Yum yum

  5. Wow, such a simple yet healthy dish


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