Showing posts with label Spinach Varieties. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spinach Varieties. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Gongura Pappu | Paruppu Pulicha Keerai Masiyal | Spinach Dal

Today I am here with a healthy post. After ages I got Gongura/Sorrel leaves in an Indian Grocery. At the moment when it caught in my eyes, I flew with joy. Immediately I started planning what to make with it. The bunch was very big so I made 3 dishes like Gongura Pappu, Gongura Rice and Gongura Chutney/Pachadi using it. Wish I get gongura often :-)

A Few Inforation about Gongura and How healthy it is?
Gongura/Sorrel Leaves is also called as “Pundi Palle” in central Karnataka and Pulicha Keerai in Tamil. Gongura is a very rich source of iron, vitamins, folic acid and anti-oxidants essential for human nutrition. According to Wiki, Gongura comes in two varieties, green stemmed leaf and red stemmed.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Paruppu Keerai Masiyal | Keerai Masiyal

After wonderful vacation kids are back to school and I am back to blogging. Today I am sharing a traditional keerai masiyal/gravy recipe, which was done by my maternal grandma (Pictures below). Also this masiyal tastes great when you mash it by hand using mathu/masher instead of grinding it in mixie/food processor. This green leaf is called as Pacha Keerai (பாச்சா) or Kaatu Keerai (காட்டு கீரை)  in Tamil and it usually grows in or near the farm fields or in wet lands (Pictures below). It's hard to get

Monday, October 13, 2014

Manathakali Keerai Poriyal | Greens Stir Fry

I already have few spinach/keerai poriyal recipes including some cooked dal and sambar powder or green chili versions. Today’s recipe is very healthy where red chili and shredded coconut dominates the taste. You

Friday, August 15, 2014

Spinach Cheese Swirls Using Homemade Puff Pastry | Savory Pastry Pin Wheels

This month for baking partners challenge Swathi gave a wonderful opportunity to choose recipes that I wish. Since puff pastry is one that itching my mind for long time, I took this chance and suggested a homemade puff pastry without yeast also I made savory filled pastries using it. I have few puff pastries related old and

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Spinach Fatayer | Baked Savory Veg Pie Recipe | Middle East Bakes

Today I am with a healthy spinach stuffed savory pie/Spinach Fatayer recipe. This recipe belongs to Middle East Food/Arabic bakes category.  I prepared twice before posting here.  This savory pies are perfect for evening snack/dinner, which can be served with warm soup.  This Fatayer is definitely a keeper recipe and I

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Coriander Spinach Mathri Recipe | Khasta Dhaniya Matthi | Savory Indian Tea Time Snack | Festival Special

Mathri is a deep fried savoury snack usually made of All-purpose flour and spices. It can be kept fresh in air tight containers for days, and hence it makes a perfect snack with tea and Coffee. Traditionally (or rather out of habit ) mathirs are eaten with pickles. Since Mathris are mildly spiced, hot pickle compliments them very well. It’s a general norm to serve Mathri-Achaar and some sweet (mithayi) when the guests visit, especially during festive time. There are basically two types of Mathris, One is very mildly spiced, thin, crispy variety and the other one is this spicier, thicker, flakier, crumblier one which I have made here today. You can include any other herbs to this Mathri like Parsley, thyme or even greens like fenugreek, spinach etc. as well. Each will provide a distinctive flavour and fragrant to this snack.  Here, I have mixed whole wheat flour with

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Manathakkali Keerai Paruppu Rasam | Herbal Dal Soup


Hope you remember the Paruppu Keerai Kootu (dal curry) that I posted last month with manathakkali keerai/night shade greens/solanum nigrum .  The same day I made this healthy rasam/soup with the addition of greens in our usual paruppu/dal rasam. My Kids love rasam but I make once in a week. Whenever I think

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Makki Ki Roti | Corn Meal Flat Bread | Healthy Makki Di Chapathi | Spinach Paratha

Today I am here with a healthy and complete meal, Vegan Spinach Corn Meal Chapathi/Roti Recipe…I got some pollen allergy for the past few days, Sorry guys I am not in a track so…Also for the first time I saw drops in my daughter eyes when i felt down...I haven’t cooked something special for blog or home from last

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spinach Rice | Healthy One Pot Meal for Kids Palak Rice | Keerai Soru | Sadham Recipe

Today’s recipe is simple yet very healthy spinach rice, very kids friendly recipe. When I use spinach to make keerai  masiyal, my little one sometimes hesitate to take it with plain rice. He likes Biryani/Variety Rice much, so long time back I tried this spinach rice especially for him. After that weekly once I make this healthy rice

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Paneer Tikka Kathi Roll | Vegetarian Chapathi Rolls Recipe

Today I am here with an unique combination of popular street food that has flavors of the North but originated in the streets of the East ie The Kati Roll. Traditionally Kati Roll is a Kati Kabab wrapped in a layered paratha. It's said to have started its life from the Nizam Restaurant in Kolkata, a popular eatery founded in 1932 that sold kebabs and parathas and other Mughlai food in the heart of Kolkata. It seems, the customers who were always in a hurry found it very easy to eat the food when rolled into a roll, and hence the roll was born. Kathi roll makes for a scrumptious, quick, filling and healthy meal. You can make it for

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Manathakkali Keerai Mor Kuzhambu | Restaurant Style Pumpkin Kootu Recipe | No Onion No Garlic and No Coconut Recipe

Recently I got a bunch of manathakkali keerai in Asian Super Market and was thinking to make something different from usual poriyal or chutney. I thought of making kootu using chana dhal and pumpkin along with this black night shade leaves. Instead of coconut milk I added butter milk and at final I got a tasty

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Radish Leaves Chutney | Puli Thogayal

This healthy chutney/thugayal needs less time to make and gr8 companion with tiffin varieties and rice. I tried first and served with Kambu Dosa but later for kids I mixed it up with hot rice, ghee and papad, it’s such an exotic combination, also the chutney tastes gr8 the next

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Manathakkali Keerai Paruppu Poriyal | Green Leaf with Moong Dal Stir Fry | No Coconut Recipe

You know how much I love this Manathakkali keerai/Night shade green leaves, It's my favorite from my childhood days. It is called by several names European Black Nightshade or locally just "black nightshade", Duscle, Garden Nightshade, Hound's Berry, Petty Morel, Wonder Berry, Small-fruited black nightshade or popolo) is a species in the Solanum. This green leaves has loads of medicinal values. Yearly once we get this here in

Friday, September 27, 2013

Healthy Baked Spinach Red Kidney Beans Fritters | Palak Rajma Vegetarian Koftas

This Spinach Red Kidney Beans fritters are prepared with homey ingredients and are baked. I have given alternate option for bread crumbs, so and so…These healthy fritters can have as it is with hot coffee or tea, also be used in kofta curries, spaghetti sauces etc. I have slightly different deep fried meat less (veg) malai kofta balls recipe here…I usually add/top the mini koftas in vegetarian

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Spinach Cheddar Cheese Oats Muffins | Egg Free Recipe


This is really a wonderful recipe for savory liker and bakers. Thanks Shama for suggesting several recipes for this month Home bakers challenge event started by Priya Suresh sis. Me n kids thoroughly liked this soft spinach muffin.Good to go for breakfast and kids snack/lunch boxes...

Ingredients
All Purpose Flour - 1 Cup
Old Fashioned/any Oats - 1/2 Cup (Dry fry for 2-3 minutes and powder well in blender/mixie)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Spinach Pesto Pasta Recipe | Pasta with Green Leaves Pesto

This is the last recipe from a bunch of Callaloo/Mulai Keerai/Thotakura/Spinach/Green leaves i bought one day :-). As I promised in Spinach Pakora/Bajji and Thugayal/Chutney recipes, today I am here with the spinach pesto pasta recipe. If you have any left over thogayal/chutney of spinach you can use it. Otherwise make it fresh and proceed with the pasta recipe below. Hop over the link provided in ingredients list to get the green leaves chutney recipe.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Keerai Bajji | Palak Pakora Recipe | Green Leaf Pakora | Gram Flour Spinach Fritters

My Mom usually makes this fritters when she gets sudden guest at home, just picks the fresh leaves from the garden and make this delicious light and fluffy bajjis in jiffy. The leaves I used here is Callaloo/Mulai Keerai or Vellai Thandu Keerai. To more about that Spinach check here. Usually this green leaf comes

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Paruppu Keerai | Moong Dhal with Verdolaga | Spinach Dhal Recipe

Recently i found this spinach/verdolaga in Indian grocery store (Pic 1 in stepwise pictures below). First time i got (bit expensive when compared to other leaves) and searched for its tamil name in google. It says paruppu keerai, i usually make paruppum keeraiyum dish with palak/spinach and much excited to make it with this new green leaves. It tasted good moreover i liked the aroma :-). Let a short note about this green leaves before moving in to the recipe.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Amaranth Leaves Stir Fry | Siru Keerai Poriyal | Fresh n Organic :-)

A bunch of amaranth leaves has loads of vitamins and dietary minerals, specifically well in Iron and thiamine. Simple stir fry but double nutritious when cultivated from own organic land and today I am going to share few pictures off course. You can make poriyal by mixing dhal along with this leaves (Check out my recent Murungakeerai/drumstick leaves toor dhal stir fry recipe) or as Masiyal/keerai kadaisal (click here).

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Murungakeerai Poriyal (with Toor Dhal) | Drumstick Leaves Stir Fry

Ingredients
Toor Dhal - 1/2 Cup
Drumstick Leaves - 2 Cups
Onion - 1 Number