South Indian cuisine is known for its healthy and flavorful dishes, and one such dish that stands out is Araikeerai Porial. Araikeerai, also known as amaranthus, is a leafy vegetable that is commonly found in South India. It is loaded with nutrients such as iron, calcium, and vitamins A, C, and K, making it a healthy addition to any diet.
Araikeerai porial is a simple and easy-to-make dish that requires just a few ingredients. To prepare this dish, you will need araikeerai, onion, green chilli, grated coconut, and some basic spices like mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and urad dal.
Araikeerai porial is a great way to include this nutritious vegetable in your diet. It is a low-calorie dish that is packed with vitamins and minerals, making it an excellent choice for people who are watching their weight. It is also a great side dish for rice or chapati and can be served with a variety of other South Indian dishes.
Araikeerai ( Amaranthus) Porial
- Araikeerai – 2 bunches
- Onion – 1
- Tomato – 1
- Green chilly – 1
- Salt – as needed
- Cumin powder – ½ tsp.
- Oil – 1 tsp.
- Mustard – ½ tsp.
- Ured dhal – 1 tsp.
- Clean and remove the leaves from araikeerai.
- Cut onion, tomato and green chilly into small pieces.
- Heat oil in a pan and add mustard.
- When it splutters, add ured dhal.
- Fry for a minute and add chilly and onions.
- When it turns golden, fry tomatoes till mushy.
- Now add keerai, salt and cumin powder and cook in low flame.
- When it becomes thick switch off the stove and serve as a curry for rice.