Friday 8 January 2021

Red Ponnanganni Keerai Paasi Paruppu Kadaiyal/Red Ponnanganni Keerai with Dal/Red Ponnanganni Keerai with Moongdal/Red Dwarf Copper Leaf cooked with Dal with step by step photos & Video

 Red Ponnaganni Keerai paruppu kadaiyal is healthy, delicious and traditional recipe that is very common in Tamil Nadu. Do try out this keerai kadiyal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Red Ponnanganni KeeraiPoriyal, Ponnanganni Keerai Kootu, Ponnanganni Keerai Poriyal and other KeeraiRecipes here. Also do check out Keerai Varieties/Keerai Vagaigal in English andTamil here.

Here’s how to make Red Ponnanganni Keerai Pasi Paruppu Kadiyal with step by step photos…


Red Ponnanganni Keerai/Red Dwarf Copper Leaf

1 bunch

Moong Dal/Paasi Paruppu

½ cup


1 finely chopped or 10-12 shallots

Green Chillies

3 slit and cut

Garlic Cloves

4-5 crushed


2 finely chopped


¼ tsp

Turmeric Powder

¼ tsp


As needed

 For Tempering


3 tsp

Mustard Seeds

½ tsp

Cumin Seeds

½ tsp

Dry Red Chillies


Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes                Recipe Category: Main Course

Cooking Time: 20 minutes                             Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, India

Author: Priya Anandakumar

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Red Ponnanganni Keerai

Clean the red ponnanganni keerai, pluck the leaves and keep it ready.

Wash the keerai at least 2-3 times thoroughly with water and drain it. Chop it roughly and keep it ready.

Take ½ cup of moong dal/paasi paruppu, add water, wash thoroughly and drain the water.

Add washed dal to the pressure cooker, add 2 cups of water, ¼ tsp of asafoetida/perungayam and ¼ tsp of turmeric powder.

Close the lid and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.

Meanwhile heat 3 tsp of oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds and dry red chillies.

Add finely chopped onion, slit green chillies, crushed garlic cloves and little salt.

Saute the onions really well until they turn translucent.

Add chopped tomatoes and mix really well.

Cover and cook the tomatoes until they turn mushy.

Add the chopped red ponnanganni keerai, little salt and mix really well.

No saute the keerai for about a minute, then sprinkle little water and cook the keerai until it shrinks.

At this stage, switch off the stove.

Open the pressure cooker and mash the dal really well.

Add the cooked red ponnanganni keerai to the dal and mix really well.

Add ¼ cup of water, if needed little salt and boil well for another 4-5 minutes.

Now the keerai is cooked thoroughly along with dal.

Now switch off the stove.

Delicious, healthy and tempting Red Ponnanganni Keerai Paasi Paruppu Kadaiyal is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it hot with steam cooked white rice, potato fry and any vegetable poriyal of your choice.

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Check out the short video of how to make Red Ponnaganni Keerai Paasi PAruppu Kadaiyal

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