Keerai (Spinach) is one of the healithest food which is available in abudent in the cheaper price. Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins C and A, and iron, and contains about 40 percent potassium. It leaves an alkaline ash in the body. Spinach is good for the lymphatic, urinary, and digestive systems.Spinach has a laxative effect and is wonderful in weight-loss diets. It has a high calcium content, but also contains oxalic acid. This acid combines with calcium to form a compound that the body cannot absorb. For this reason, the calcium in spinach is considered unavailable as a nutrient.

It is essential to consume Keerai (Spinach) atleast twice a week. Keerai can be cooked in many different ways and one such recipe is Keerai Thuvaran
Keerai Thuvaran | Keerai Poriyal
Keerai Thuvaran | Keerai Poriyal

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time15 mins
Cooking Time15 mins

Spinach(Any greens)1 Bunch
Red Chilli1
Cumin Seeds1 teaspoon
Grated Coconut3 tablespoon
Turmeric Powdera Pinch
SaltTo Taste

For Seasoning:
Oil1 teaspoon
Red Chilli1
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Split Urid dal1 teaspoon

  1. Finely chop the spinach and clean it thoroughly. Strain in a strainer to avoid excess water

  2. Heat the pan, add oil and once the oil becomes hot, add the mustard seeds and when the mustard seeds start to sputter add urdhal and fry it till the dhal becomes golden brown color. Add the broken red chilli and strained spinach and add turmeric powder and salt cook it till it becomes soft

  3. Grind the grated coconut along with cumin seeds and red chilli in a mixer without adding any water 

  4. Add the ground grated coconut to the keerai and mix well. Stir-fry for a minute and then remove from flame.

  5. The yummy Keerai Poriyal(Spinach Poriyal)/Keerai Thuvaran is ready to Serve
  6. Keerai Thuvaran | Keerai Poriyal
    Keerai Thuvaran | Keerai Poriyal

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