These recipes are with Amaranth leaves also
known as ‘ Arai keerai ‘ in Tamil.
I have tried this with other greens , but this
particular green gives an unique flavour with
Carrot with amaranth was a try today, and
served with fish curry it was finger -licking .
Amaranth with potato, with egg , with peanuts
are some of the combinations you could try .
Do try and post your comments!
To the recipes , first to the rice recipe
2-3 cups cooked rice
1 cup greens chopped fine
2-3 cloves garlic crushed with peel
Ghee or oil
1/2 tsp mustard
2-3 dry chillies
2 tsp spice powder *
1/2 tsp turmeric
A pinch of asafoetida
Salt to taste
Heat oil add mustard seeds, dry chillies ,garlic
and asafoetida .
Next add the greens ,turmeric and sauté till the
greens are 3/4th cooked .
Add rice and mix well
Lastly add the spice powder ,mix well for a
minute and remove from fire .
Keep covered for few minutes and serve with
raita, papads and potato masala .
Good vegan meal !
Now to the spice powder recipe .You could use this for any variety rice , and has to be added at the end only
2 tbsp gram dal ( kadala parippu)
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tsp cummin seeds
Few curry leaves
1 tsp coriander seeds
Dry roast for few minutes ( Do not allow the
fenugreek seeds to brown) , and powder .
KEERAI – CARROT PORIYAL
1 cup keerai chopped
3 carrots chopped
2 crushed cloves garlic
1 green chilli chopped
1-2 tsp red chilli flakes
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 small tomato
1 red capsicum ( optional)
Powder 1 tsp cummin seeds and 1/4 coconut
1/2 lemon juice
1 tbsp coconut oil
Heat oil ,add onions garlic and sauté till
Add tomato with turmeric and salt and cook for
Next add carrot, greens , chilli flakes and cook
on a low flame covered till carrots are cooked .
Next add coconut mixture and mix . Remove
from fire after a minute,and add lemon juice.