Cleaning and chopping the greens is a bit time consuming. Wash the greens completely before chopping them. Remove the centre portion like in the below image and thicker stems from the greens.
Here goes the recipe...
Arai Keerai Poriyal / Greens Stir fry
|Prep time: 30 Min||| Cook time: 15 Min||| Total time: 45 Min|
|Recipe type: Side Dish||| Cuisine: Indian||| Yield / Serves: 4|
|Taste: Mildly Spicy|
Arai Keerai - 1 big bunch
Onion - 1
Garlic - 10 pods
Green Chillis - 2
Coconut - ⅓ cup grated
Jeera - 1 teaspoon
oil - 1 tablespoon
Salt to Taste
Step by Step Photos on how to make Arai Keerai Poriyal :
- Remove the top portion and thicker stems from the greens. Chop the leaves.
- Chop onion and garlic. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add Jeera and allow it to splutter. Add onion and garlic and saute until glossy. Add green chillis and saute it. Add chopped greens and saute it for 5 mins. The greens would reduce in quantity.
- Add turmeric Powder, salt to taste and saute for 2 minutes. Add grated coconut and saute it well.
- Do no cook the greens covered or it might change in color.
Arai Keerai stir fry is served as a side dish for lunch along with sambar. My personal favorite is having arai keerai poriyal with fish curry. Sometimes with steamed rice and ghee.