Manathakkali Keerai Poriyal

Manathakkali keerai / BlackNightShade is a variety of spinach that is very effective in curing mouth and stomach ulcers. Though it has a slight bitter taste, its medicinal benefit overcomes it. This spinach has small berries which are also used in Indian cooking as sundried ‘Manathakkali vathal’ or as fresh ones in preparing curries. This stir fry can be had as a sidedish for rice … Continue reading Manathakkali Keerai Poriyal

Keerai masiyal / Mashed spinach

Keerai masiyal /Mashed spinach can be prepared with any kind of  keerai/spinach such as palak, sirukeerai, arakeerai or any other varieties. It tastes best with sirukeerai and palak keerai. I usually prepare this dish by using a tablespoon of split moong dhal but can be prepared as such also (without split moong dhal). Here I used sirukeerai. Ingredients: keeerai/ spinach – 1 bunch Pearl onions … Continue reading Keerai masiyal / Mashed spinach