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Ponnanganni Keerai Poriyal

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Ponnanganni Keerai (or Dwarf Copperleaf) is a highly nutritious spinach variety popular in South India. Rich in iron, calcium and other nutrients it is commonly used in siddha medicines to treat a variety of ailments.

Ponnanganni Keerai Poriyal

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Ponnaganni Keerai – 2 bunches, cleaned, washed, chopped
Coconut – 1/2 cup, grated
Toor Dal – 1/4 cup, cooked
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Urad Dal – 1 tsp
Dry Red Chillies – 5 to 6
Salt as per taste
Oil as required

1. Heat little oil in a pan over medium flame.
2. Fry the mustard seeds, urad dal and red chillies for 30 seconds.
3. Add the keerai, salt and little water.
4. Stir well and cover with a lid.
5. Cook over low flame until the keerai is cooked and slightly wilted.
6. Add the coconut and dal.
7. Mix well and remove from flame.
8. Serve as a side dish with hot rice, sambar and rasam.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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