March 26, 2011

Greens Stir Fry/ Keerai Poriyal

Green Stir Fry/ Keerai Poriyal is one of my favorite side dish. Simply love it with bland sambar or spicy gravies. We always make it a point to use greens atleast two times a week in the form of kuzhambu, kootu or this yummy poriyal. It is said that greens should not be taken in the night as it might create digestion problems. So weekend lunch would be a great time for this stir fry.

Back in India we used to fresh greens as bunches, it would be a time consuming task to remove the leaves from the stem and clean them.Here in the US we get easily usuable packs, just one wash should be enough.Easier the process the more we tend to use it. So just cook , eat and stay healthy !!!!


Greens - 1 pack or 2 bunches
Garlic flakes - 6 nos
Onion - 1 medium size
Red Chilly - 5 nos
Coconut pieces - 3 nos
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt for taste

For Seasoning

Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Urid Dal - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Curry Leaves

  • Wash and chop the greens into small pieces.
  • Crush the garlic flakes.
  • Grate the coconut and keep aside.
  • Heat oil, add mustard and allow it to splutter.
  • Add the urid dal, followed by asafoetida and red chillies in medium flame.
  • Add garlic flakes and saute until it turns golden brown.
  • Saute until onion turns translucent.
  • Add the greens, salt and mix so that the seasoning is well coated onto the greens.
  • Allow the greens to cook by occasionally stirring it.
  • Once the greens is cooked and dry, add the grated coconut and mix well.
  • Serve Warm with any rice item as a side.
My Notes
  • Any type of greens can be used for this stir fry.
  • Sprinkle little water if required for greens to cook.
  • Make sure the greens are fresh. It surely tastes better



Hey Shabitha!

Where wree you dear!!Missed your recipes...welcome back!!Healthy keerai poriyal...:)


looks healthy and delicious dear...
nice clicks :)

Agree it is time consuming n laborious process in India to remove the leaves from d stems n stir fries wid greens..looks yummm

Hmm anytime comfort poriyal..healthy too

one of the best healthiest food ever! looks great!

Looks perfect that is a great side dish :)

My all time fav, looks awesome Shabitha!

great healthy the green color..great click

Poriyal looks amazingly delicious and yummy.

Hamaree Rasoi

It looks so good, I would like to learn how to cook with fresh curry leaves!



healthy stire
1st time here wonderful space do visit and follow my site

simple yet delicious poriyal.Very nice presentation and bright clicks

Healthy stirfry can have it everyday..

Homey- healthy n delicious..the pics look refreshing!

US Masala

healthy stir fry!!nice click dear!

Healthy and delicious...

so nice and healthy!

Lovely click and yummy poriyal!

Nice recipe. I just saw you are from Nashville and that seems bad that I missed you while I was there. It must be beautiful out there now with all the flowers in bloom. I miss Nashville.

Simply healthy and delicious poriya..

Very healthy and tasty poriyal...I have this in my drafts too:)

we make similar and this keerai looks wonderfully healthy and delicious

Lovely pics .Simple and healthy poriyal

Healthy and colourful .

absolutely tempting...perfect version..
Tasty Appetite

Delicious Stir Fry ...looks so inviting:)

I love this green stir-fry! Very healthy and delicious!

wow...this stir fry looks absolutely delicious....just love all the flavors going in....glad to follow u visit mine whenever u hav time :-)

Absolutely delicious and love your clicks.

Looks yum....healthy and nutritious....

Looks delicious!!! I have shared few awards with you. Please accept these :)

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