Friday 26 April 2019

Simple Keerai Thandu Poriyal Recipe/Mulai Keerai Thandu Poriyal/Thandu Poriyal/Amaranth Stalk Stir Fry Recipe

Keerai Thandu Poriyal is a very simple, delectable and a healthy side dish. For thandu poriyal, the green leaves are removed and only the stem/stalk is used. The green leaves of the mulai keerai/Amaranth leaves can be used to make Keerai Poondu Masiyal and stem can be used to make keerai thandu poriyal. Do not throw away the stem of amaranth/mulai keerai, do try out this healthy, fibre rich stir fry and you will instantly fall in love with it. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Keerai Recipes here.  Also check out different types of Keerai Varieties & Keerai Recipe here

Here’s how to make Keerai Thandu Poriyal with step by step photos…


Keerai Thandu/Stem Part
From One Bunch [Around 1 ½ cups]
Sambar Onions/Small onions/Shallots
Grated Coconut
3 tbsp
Turmeric Powder
One Pinch
As needed

For Tempering

2 tsp
Mustard Seeds/Kaduku
½ tsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
½ tsp
Dry Red Chillies
Split Urad Dal
½ tsp
Curry Leaves
10-12 leaves
Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes
Serves: 4
Author: Priya Anandakumar
Also check out different types of Keerai Varieties & Keerai Recipe here


Clean the Mulai Keerai and take the stem/stalk part alone. You can make Mulai Keerai Poondu Masiyal with the leaves. Wash the stem and chop them to half inch thickness and keep it aside.

Heat 2 tsp oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, then add cumin seeds, split urad dal and fry for 20-30 secs.  Now add dry red chillies, curry leaves and fry for another 30 seconds.

 Add shallots/sambar onions and fry until they turn translucent.

Now add the washed and chopped keerai thandu to the onions and give a stir. Add required amount of salt and sauté for about a minute or two.

 Now add little water for the keerai thandu to cook, it will take roughly about 5-7 minutes for the stem to cook.

Once all the water is absorbed and the thandu has cooked, add the freshly grated coconut. Give a good stir until all the coconut is mixed thoroughly and then switch off the stove.

Ta da !! Lovely, simple and healthy Keerai Thandu Poriyal is ready to be enjoyed.

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