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

Murungai Keerai Poriyal / Drumstick Leaves Stir Fry

Drumstick leaves / Murungai Keerai have been a part of Indian cuisine for a long time. These leaves may be considered as a king of all greens due to its numerous health benefits. During my childhood days, we used to have drumstick tree at our backyard from which we pluck leaves, drumstick and its flowers.My mom prepares poriyal, sambar and many other recipes with it … Continue reading Murungai Keerai Poriyal / Drumstick Leaves Stir Fry

Healthy Bittergourd Stir Fry

Most of us will have an aversion towards bittergourd but this recipe will definitely change our attitude towards it. This stir fry involves very less ingredients without any masalas. In this recipe, I used the bittergourd as it is and did not do any pre-preparations to remove its bitterness.The final addition of jaggery powder / Sugar gives an extra punch to the stir fry as … Continue reading Healthy Bittergourd Stir Fry