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Keerai Thandu Poriyal

Keerai Thandu Poriyal
Keerai thandu poriyal is my grandma's recipe. It is prepared from leftover soft stems of amarnath leaves. Green leaves are always healthy and contains lot of nutrients. The soft stems takes more time to cook when compared to green leaves. So Grandma prepares a separate dish with this soft stems. My hubby loves this poriyal .It can be served as a side dish to rice. Please check below for easy and quick mullai Keerai thandu poriyal

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins 
Ready In: 15 mins
Yields : Side dish for Rice  for 2 people

Soft Stem of Amarnath Leaves chopped 
1/2 cup
1 tbsp
1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp
Urad Dhal
1 tsp
Channa Dhal
1 tsp
Green chillies( slit open) 
Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp
Shredded coconut
2.5 tbsp
Onions chopped
1/2 cup

  • Wash soft stems of amarnath leaves and chop into small pieces. cook the stems by adding enough water(Till the stem immerses in water).

  • Heat oil in the pan and add mustard, cumin seeds, channa dhal and urad dhal.

  • When channa dhal turns golden colour,add onions and green chillies. Fry till the onion turns translucent. Then add the stems and turmeric powder. Fry till turmeric raw smell goes off. 

  • Switch of the stove and garnish with coconut. 

  • Variations can be done by adding red chilli along with cumin seeds and dhals in step 2.
  • Coconut is optional
  • Always wash vegetable and chop it. Nutrients will be lost if we wash the chopped vegetable 


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