Thursday, June 7, 2012

Amaranth Leaves Stir Fry Recipe/Keerai Poriyal/Polta Bhajji

Keerai poriyal(amaranth leaves stir fry) is a simple, quick and healthy recipe prepared in Sourashtra style with any kind of amaranth leaves stir fried along with some basic Indian spices. Amaranth leaves/arai keerai are rich in iron and minerals than spinach which is good for children and women. This recipe can be prepared with several variations. This keerai poriyal is served as a side dish in south Indian meals in most of the restaurants and hotels serving south Indian food. To add more taste and richness the keerai poriyal can be garnished with freshly grated coconut.Try this simple amaranth leaves stir fry/ keerai poriyal recipe at home and Enjoy Cooking!!!


Amaranth leaves/Arai keerai                       2 bunches
Onion chopped                                          1 no
Mustard seeds                                           1/4 tsp
Black gram                                                1/4 tsp
Dry red chilli                                              2 no
Curry leaves                                              a few
Salt                                                           to taste
Oil                                                            5 ml


1. Clean and wash amaranth leaves. Cut the leaves to pieces. Remove the hard stem.
2. Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds, black gram, broken dry red chillies and curry leaves and fry.
3. Add chopped onions and salt once the mustard seeds start to splutter and continue frying in a slow fire till the onion raw smell reduces.
4. Add the cut amaranth/arai keerai leaves and cover cook till the amranth leaves are cooked well. Sprinkle water at regular intervals.
5. Serve hot with rice and roti.


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