Saturday, June 19, 2010

Kadanja Keerai / Mashed Greens

  Keerai is my favourite. During my school days, My Lunch Box will be packed up with some Green Dish and Curd Rice. I just love to eat Keerai. My mom Prepares different dishes with Greens / Keerai.

Kadanja Keerai


Kadaintha Keerai,
Paal Keerai,
Paruppu Keerai,
Keerai Kuzhambu,
Keerai Sambhar,
Keerai Adai,
Keerai Vadai,
Keerai Poriyal.

The above are all the one's that i remember here to mention. Of all these, My vote is for Keerai Pappu or. Paruppu Keerai and Keerai Sambhar. But the one that iam sharing today, Kadanja Keerai is also my favourite, only when my mom prepares it. yes, spicyness and tanginess should be in correct proportion for this dish. My mom makes it so Good.

Ingredients:

Arai Keerai - 1 bunch
Small Onions - 10  / Big Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Green Chilli - 2
Garlic - 2 cloves
Tamarind - a small piece
Oil - 1 tsp

Thalippu / for Tadka:

Oil - 1/2 tsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 2
Split Urad Dal - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida Powder - a pinch

Method:

Remove the Greens from their stems and Wash Araikeerai(Greens), three times atleast and keep aside.

In a Skillet, Heat a tsp of Oil, add Garlic, Green Chilli's and fry them. Now add Small Onions and Saute them. When the onions turn translucent, add chopped tomato and saute it along.

Keerai Vathakkiyathu

Add Washed Araikeerai to the Skillet and saute it along with onion and tomatoes for about 3-4 minutes.

Add tamarind and salt to taste to the Skillet and mix well with the other ingredients. Remove the Skillet from the flame and let it cool down for few minutes.

Mathu, Keerai Kadaiyum Paanai

You can either Mash the Greens in the traditional way with a pot and mathu or you can also grind them in your mixer with the pulse button.

Heat Oil in a skillet and add mustard - let it pop and add urad dal and Dry Red chilli's and asafoetida powder.
Now add the Mashed Greens / Kadanja Keerai and let it boil for a minute or till it thickens like thokku.

Kadaintha Keerai

Serve with Hot Rice. Iam sure this one dish will make your meal a Hearty Meal!!

19 comments:

  1. nice presentation lavi
    how many dishes u mentioned. this kadanja keerai dish looks really deliicpus anyway greens are always healthy and i love any dish with these greens..nice presentation

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  2. Thank You Prani!
    Even i realised, there are so many Greens dishes to try, after writing the list here!!

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  3. Lovely mashed greens,love it much..

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  4. Lavi, that looks really lovely, beautiful and delicious :)

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  5. I love this keerai masiyal soooooooooo much and i love the way u have posted it in claypot.

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  6. the dish z very tempting.. really new dish to me...nice to know.... happy to follow ur blog

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  7. Lovely pic Lavi..I just need irce along to enjoy this :)

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  8. love to have it with hot rice!!! nice recipe

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  9. This is a very healthy recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

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  10. I love cooking and trying out new recipes. I just made your kadanja keerai and it tastes super. I cant wait for my hubby to come home n have dinner. I added a tbsp of tomato puree in it.

    Thanx, beautiful site, keep it going.

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  11. Love the man-chatti in the pic. Btw, have you tried keera vadai at Mylapore Karpagambal mess? It is really, really good.

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  12. Lavi....the only veggie I totally stay awy is greens....even after knowing abt its health benefits....I can have them only hidden in chapathis. Template new look super...luved those left side pics and the header very much. Just thought u cud try more variations in font for the header :)

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  13. Healthy keerai.. looks perfect & delicious..

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  15. Hi !
    Can any one tell me what is Arai Keerai and how it looks like.

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  16. Hi,
    im new to ur blog.I love this kadanja keerai.It makes me to think my grandma..Thanks

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