Thursday 16 June 2016

Araikeerai Puli Kadaiyal Recipe/Araikeerai Puli Masiyal Recipe/How to make AraiKeerai Puli Kadaiyal with step by step photos

Today I am going to share with you all a very healthy and nutritious Araikeerai Puli Kadaiyal. This puli kadaiyal recipe is super tasty, tangy and spicy, everything in right amount. Araikeerai/Amaranthus Tristis, like any other green is loaded with iron, calcium, anitoxidants and other vitamins and minerals. Araikeerai is an excellent remedy for cold, cough, immunity and builds strength in our body. It is said to play a vital role in helping people suffering from neuritis/nerve related problems. I have read in one of the Ayurvedic books which states that, if araikeerai is included in our diet everyday it helps in curing long term diseases like cervical spondylosis, nerve pain, head ache, migrane etc. For this a very strict diet containing araikeerai kadaiyal and pepper rasam has to be followed every day. [Ref from Book: Nattu Moolikaigal by Dr. Venkatesan]. With this short note let us move on to the recipe. Do not forget to try this araikeerai puli kadaiyal and post your feedback here. MEanwhile do check out other healthy and interesting Keerai Recipes here and All about Keerai Varieties & Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Araikeerai Puli Kadaiyal with step by step photos…

Arai Keerai/Amaranthus Tristis
One bunch
Green Chillies
One small lemon sized ball
Sambar Onion
To taste

For Tempering
1 tsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
1 tsp
Red Chillies
One pinch
Cumin Seeds can be replaced with half ball of  crushed  Thallippu Vadagam. Please check out the Thallippu Vadagam recipe here.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes[For cleaning the greens]      Category: Main Course  
Cooking Time: 10 -15 minutes                                                      Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, India
Serves: 4-5
Author: Priya Anandakumar


Wash and clean the araikeerai thoroughly and keep it aside.

Add green chillies, onion, tamarind, salt, 1 to 1 ½ cup of water to the keerai and let it cook.

When keerai is cooked well, switch off the stove and let it cool down completely.

I blended the contents in the mixer, if you have kal chatti you transfer the contents to kalchatti and use the matthu and smash everything really well.

Heat oil in small kadai, add the ingredients mentioned for tempering and add it to the mashed araikeerai 

Adjust the salt as per your requirement, if you have thalippu vadagam you can add it when tempering which will give added taste to the dish.

Yes, delicious and healthy araikeerai puli kadaiyal is ready to be enjoyed, serve it hot with a cup of white rice.

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