Category Keerai/Spinach

Spinach Biryani – Palak Biryani – Pressure Cooker Biryani

May 25, 2021 Biryani/PulaoKeerai/SpinachRice Varieties  No comments

Spinach Biryani is an easy and nutritious one pot meal, perfect for lunch boxes. This Spinach Biryani happened on the day I had nothing in the fridge except for spinach. We were in no mood for Spinach Kootu, rice etc etc. All we wanted was Biryani πŸ™‚ Trust me, this tasted totally yumm! We loved the aroma that filled the house and while opening the cooker. It was just wow! I was actually wondering if I should grind the spinach or use it as is. Ended up with the second choice. Shall update here when I try the other here. Post updated with video..

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Spinach Soup – Palak Soup

June 26, 2017 Keerai/SpinachSoups  15 comments

Soups are always comforting especially in cold and rainy weather. This Spinach Soup is a yummy and healthy soup with full of goodness. It is such an easy recipe to make. What I really love about this Spinach Soup is the vibrant and attractive green colour. Green vegetables are rich in iron. So enjoy this healthy, nutritious soup as and when the weather demands!!! My personal fav is tomato soup!

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Vendhaya Keerai Sambar – Methi Sambar

June 10, 2017 Keerai/SpinachKuzhambu Varieties  2 comments

Vendhaya Keerai Sambar is a very easy and simple sambar with the goodness of vendhaya keerai/methi leaves. Methi leaves are a good source of iron and fibre. I usually make Methi Paratha with it. This time wanted to make a sambar. Trust me the sambar will not taste bitter. It will be very flavourful with the magic of methi leaves. Do check my homemade Sambar Powder recipe too.

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Palak Pakoda – Spinach Fritters

February 19, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKeerai/SpinachKids BayPakoda RecipesSnacks / Starters  13 comments

Palak Pakoda/Spinach Fritters is a simple & quick pakoda made with fresh spinach leaves. I have used palak variety, U can use any spinach. It is a perfect evening snack, particularly for those fussy kids who refuse to eat spinach/greens. Am always happy to sneak in some spinach. This is a quick fix recipe especially when u have unplanned guests as it can be prepared in a jiffy. They are crispy, tasty & divine with a cup of filter coffee. My favourite combo is, this pakoda along with a piping hot cup of Masala Chai..

19/02/17 – Post updated with new pics and video.. πŸ™‚

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Palak Paratha – Spinach Paratha

January 29, 2017 Keerai/SpinachRoti/Paratha  6 comments

Palak Paratha is an easy and healthy twist to the normal roti. Especially to those fussy kids who refuse to eat spinach. The vibrant green colour is another added advantage to attract kids. This Palak Paratha along with some dal and sabji is a complete balanced meal. Last time when I bought a packet of spinach, I ended up making some Palak Pakoda and the rest went into this paratha. I served it with dal and cauliflower sabji πŸ™‚

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Potato Spinach Soup – Aloo Palak Soup

November 14, 2016 Keerai/SpinachPotato RecipesSoups  8 comments

Spinach Potato Soup

Soups are perfect for cold and rainy days! The weather is drastically changing here. This Potato Spinach Soup is an easy, silky-smooth soup recipe. Without the addition of any corn flour or maida, this soup tends to be thick on its own due to the addition of potatoes. Its a mess free one pot soup! How cool is that!?! When its cold all I want is a cup of hot tea or soups to stay warm.

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Dal Palak – Spinach Dal – Palak Dal

November 7, 2016 Dals/GraviesKeerai/Spinach  4 comments

Dal Palak My Magic Pan

Dal is a side dish that I make almost everyday at home. Be it for rice or roti, Dal is a must for us!! This Dal Palak is an easy day-to-day recipe that can be made very quickly. I make variations in the tempering and use different varieties of dal. This Dal Palak has an extra nutritional value due to the addition of palak/spinach. Any Sabji along with dal for roti is the usual lunch menu during weekdays! Do check my Sabji recipes HERE ..

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Murungai Keerai Poriyal – Drumstick Leaves Stir Fry

February 15, 2016 Keerai/SpinachKootu / Poriyal Varieties  6 comments

Murungai Keerai or Drumstick Leaves is very well known for its health benefits. It is rich in iron, calcium and very good for lactating mothers. There is a drumstick tree in my mom’s place. Its so easy to enjoy the benefits of drumstick leaves quite often. But here for me, I rarely get it. Was really excited to buy it from our Indian shop last week. It was so fresh and green πŸ™‚

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Keerai Vadai – Spinach Vada (with urad dal)

March 9, 2015 Keerai/SpinachNavaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi RecipesPongal RecipesSnacks / StartersTamil New Year Recipes  17 comments

Vadai is a popular South Indian snack. This Keerai Vadai is a perfect tea time snack. Its crispy outside and soft inside. Usually in the local tea shops they make it as masal vadai/paruppu vadai (with chana dal). I prefer it with urad dal as Chotu likes the Medhu Vadai best!! So I am more than happy to make this as I can add some spinach leaves to itΒ Β Its the best snack to have on a cold/rainy day over a cup of coffee or tea.

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Palak Poori

September 25, 2014 Breakfast/DinnerKeerai/SpinachKids BayLunch Box MenuRoti/Paratha  7 comments

Poori and tomato thokku has always been my favourite combo since childhood. This Palak Poori is a slight twist to the normal poori. Its a very good method to sneak-peek some spinach for kids who are fussy about it. This does not require any side dish as such, just goes well with any pickle or simple raita. You can serve it for breakfast/dinner or pack it for kids lunch. Am sure kids would love the green color Palak Poori.

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