Wednesday, October 03, 2012

முருங்கைக்கீரை பொரியல்

Keerai poriyal is always famous in every household in Tamilnadu. There are so many keerai varieties with which we can prepare this poriyal. Any how, முளைக்கீரை always leads proudly in this type of poriyal with its softness and richness. Other than this, Arai keerai, ponnangkanni keerai, pasali keerai and palak keerai poriyals are very tasty!! But murungkaikeerai remains the most favorite for so many people. We can make adai, poriyal, soup, etc with this drumstick leaves! Drumstick leaves always tasty and healthy to eat!! Here I am going to write about a poriyal!

Drumstick leaves [nicely cut]- 7 to 8 cups
Sambar onions-10
Red chillies-2
Shredded coconut- 3 tbsp
Gingelly oil- 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds- half sp
Thinly sliced garlic-1 tbsp
Finely crushed tomato- 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder- half sp
Salt to taste
Cooked dal- 1 tbsp
Heat a pan and pour the oil.
Add the cumin seeds and when they splutter add the chopped sambar onions and the red chillies.
Fry them nicely.
Then add the tomato with the turmeric powder and the garlic.
When they are nicely cooked add the chopped drumstick leaves.
When the keerai is half cooked, add the salt and mix well.
When the keerai is cooked completely mix in the dal and the coconut.
Drumstick leaves poriyal is ready now!!