There are so many salad varieties we are serving as a side dish for the briyani and pulao varieties. But this salad is a rich one compared to others by its sheer colorfulness as well as its delicious taste! Mulaikeerai and ponnangkanni keerai can also be used instead of spinach [palak] keerai!
Spinach- a small bunch
Finely chopped green chillies-2
Finely chopped ripe tomato-a small one
Finely chopped Sambar onions-15
Finely chopped ginger- half sp
Cumin seeds- half tsp
Asafetida- half sp
Gingelly oil- 2 tbsp
Finely chopped coriander- 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Wash the spinach leaves and chop them finely.
Heat a kadai and pour the oil.
Add the cumin seeds and when they splutter add the chopped onion with the ginger and the green chillies.
Fry them finely.
Add the finely chopped tomato with the asafetida and fry them nicely until the tomato is finely mashed and the oil floats on top.
Add the finely chopped spinach along with the coriander.
Cook on medium fire.
In the half way add one or two pinches of salt according to the taste and the quantity of the spinach.
Put off the fire when the spinach is cooked well and still in the green colour.
When cooled mix with a liberal quantity of fresh curd.
Enjoy with a hot pulao!