Keerai Poriyal | Easy side dish for rice

Greens/Keerai are very good to health ,its very rich iron and many nutritional benefits.Try to include these greens three or four times a week.My son don't like keerai he use call these as leaf but my daughter likes it well.Mostly i made it with dal sometime as masiyal and rarely this way.

  • Keerai- 1 bunch
  • oil-2 tsp
  • mustard seeds-1 tsp
  • onion-1 finely chopped
  • green chilly-1 r 2 ,chopped
  • garlic pods-3 r 4,chopped
  • turmeric  powder-1\2 tsp
  • salt-to taste
  • grated coconut


1.Cut the root part of the keerai,wash it well and chop it .

2.Heat oil in  a pan,pop out mustard seeds,followed by onion,garlic and green chilly.Saute till it become translucent.Add in the chopped green/keerai and saute for a while.

3.Then add turmeric powder and salt.Cook it all the water dries up and the stems are cooked well.(don't cover the pan).

4.When it becomes dry add in grated coconut and switch off.

Serve as side for rice along with any gravy/sambar/rasam.


1.You can do any keerai variety in this method.


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