Friday, April 22, 2011


Paruppu keerai  1 bunch
Toor dal            1/4 cup
Onion                1 no
Tomato             1 no
Green chillies     3 no
Garlic                5 cloves
Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
Salt                     to taste
Oil                     1 tbsp
For Tempering:
Oil         1 tbsp
Mustard     seeds 1tsp
Urad dal            1 tsp
Garlic               1 clove (crushed with skin)
Red chilly         1 no
Curry leaves     few
Cook toor dal  with turmeric till soft.
Heat kadai  with a tbsp of oil and saute onions, tomato,garlic and green chillies.
Add chopped paruppu keeari and saute for a minute. Add the cooked dal and salt.
Cover and cook. The greens should not change its colour.It should retain till fresh green colour.
Cool the mixture and mash well with mathu and earth  bowl (satti).
Else grind in mixie using the pulse button. Dont grind to smooth paste.
Heat oil in kadai and temper with given items and  add to the keerai.
Serve for hot rice with ghee.
Actually keerai kadaiyal will taste more if had with a tsp of coconut oil rather than ghee.


  1. Paruppu keerai is very healthy. YOur recipe is good.

  2. Healthy recipe..first time drop at my space too..