Wednesday 12 August 2020

Red Ponnanganni Keerai Poriyal Recipe/சிவப்பு பொன்னாங்கண்ணி கீரை பொரியல்/Dwarf Copper Leaf Poriyal/How to make Red Ponnaganni Keerai Poriyal with step by step photos & Video in English and Tamil

Ponnanganni Keerai is called as “Dwarf Copper Leaf” in English and is available throughout the year. The name “Ponnaganni” means glow like gold. It comes two different varieties one with green leaves are called “Nattu Ponnanganni” and the Red ones are called “Seemai Ponnanganni”. It is loaded with iron, calcium and other vital nutrients that make our skin glow. It is an excellent body coolant and reduces body heat when consumed for a period of 48 days. It can be consumed either as ponnaganni keerai poriyal or kootu or even as kuzhambu. Ponnanganni oil/thailam is very famous in Tamil Nadu and is used for treating headaches and also for treating excessive body heat during the summer months. Do try out the Green/Nattu Ponnanganni Keerai Poriyal I have posted earlier and check out other interesting Keerai Recipes here and different types of Keerai Varieties in Tamil & English with photos. Tamil Recipe in the Video.

Here’s how to make Red Ponnanganni Keerai Poriyal with step by step photos and video…

Red Ponnanganni/Sivappu Ponnanganni
1 bunch
1 finely chopped
Garlic Cloves
3-4 finely chopped
Cooked Moong Dal
4-5 tbsp
Grated Coconut
3-4 tbsp
As needed

For Tempering
3 tsp
Mustard Seeds
½ tsp
Cumin Seeds
1 tsp
Urad Dal
1 tsp
Dry Red Chillies
Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes                Recipe Category: Side Dish, Lunch
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes                        Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, India
Author: Priya Anandakumar

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Here’s a short video of how to make Red Ponnanganni Keerai Poriyal Please check out the video to see how to make the keerai recipe in TAMIL

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Red Ponnanganni Keerai/ சிவப்பு பொன்னாங்கண்ணி கீரை

Clean the greens, pluck only the leaves aand discard the stem.

Wash the ponnanganni keerai 2-3 times thoroughly with water and drain it. Roughly chop the keerai and keep it ready.

Heat 3 tsp of oil in a kadai/pan. Splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds and then add urad dal and fry until it turns to golden brown color.

Now add dry red chillies and mix well.

Add finely chopped onions, garlic, pinch of salt and fry until they turn translucent.

Now add the washed and chopped Ponnanganni keerai and mix really well.

Add required salt and mix really well for 20-30 seconds.

At this stage sprinkle ¼ cup of water to the keerai and mix well.

Let the ponnanganni keerai cook well until done and water is completely absorbed.

Now add the cooked moong dal and mix really well, until well combined.

Finally add grated coconut, mix really well and then switch off the stove.

Yes, delicious, healthy and tempting Red Ponnanganni Poriyal/ சிவப்பு பொன்னாங்கண்ணி கீரை பொரியல் is ready to be enjoyed.

Thank you all for visiting my space, please come back again for more healthy and delicious recipes from my kitchen. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Keerai Recipes here and DifferentKeerai Varieties here.

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