20 SPINACH PORIYAL

Spinach Leaves/Palak Keerai Poriyal/Palakki Soppu Palya(Dry Curry/Stir fry)


Spinach - 2 big bunches( or can use a pack of washed and trimmed baby spinach )
Onion - 1 small chopped fine
Red chillies - 3 or 4 broken into halves
Mustard seeds - very few
Urad dhal - very few
Cumin seeds - very few
Curry leaves - few
Salt as needed
Oil - 1 tbsp
Coconut grated - 2 tbsp( optional)


Wash and chop spinach coarsely. Heat oil in a kadai/frying pan and add mustard seeds, urad dhal, cumin seeds ... wait for few seconds and add curry leaves and broken red chillies... when everything splutters up add chopped onion and fry till nice brown( usually at this stage I transfer this to a bowl... so it remains crisp and water from the spinach will not make it little soggy)...



next in the same pan...no need to add additional oil, add chopped spinach and fry till the leaves shrink and are cooked... now add the transferred onion mixture( tempering/tadka ingredients) and mix well, also add salt and grated coconut(optional... I mostly
avoid adding them)... serve with rice as a side dish or with chapathis... since this can be done very fast...

I am sending this Mahima of In
dian Vegetarian Kitchen's
  • 15-minute-cooking


  • Also sending it to Sowmya of Creative Saga's
  • SWC-with greens





  • 20 comments/Reactions:

    Superchef said...

    easy and healthy poriyal!!

    sowmya said...

    A nice quick recipe with spinach..I made a similar thing for lunch today, but I added gram flour ,did not add coconut..Thanks for sending this to SWC

    Ramya Vijaykumar said...

    Wow Padma, you make such nutritious and healthy dishes... lucky kids of yours... Its been ages since I made this!!!

    Padma said...

    Thanks Manju, Sowmya n Ramya....

    Lena Rashmin Raj said...

    padma....really healthy n easy recipe..u knw hw to make paniyaram?
    i like it very much and it was d snack which we get in hostel, coimbatore..

    Parita said...

    Thats very yummy and healthy dish..good one dear..

    Priya said...

    Nutritious healthy green dishes are always my favourite, spinach poriyal looks delicios Padma!

    Akal's Saappadu said...

    Spinach is one of my favorite greens (keerai varieties), I love to eat it with anything, rice, rotis, yummm!

    Prathibha said...

    Lovely poriyal padma..very Healthy..

    Padma said...

    Thanks Lena, Parita, Priya, Akal's and Prathibha...
    @ Lena go to one of my side bar under recipe index... under dropdown's click upma and other tiffin... click on to view my version of kuli paniyaaram or sweet paniyaram :)

    Padma said...

    or click any these 2 links
    http://padmasrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/03/kuli-paniyaaram.html and
    http://padmasrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/04/sweet-paniyaram.html

    Vicky Xavier. said...

    I love spinach in poriyal form. Yours look so authentic and delicious. Nice post.

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    Kalai said...

    Quick and healthy dish.

    Padma said...

    Thanks Vicky n Kalai :)

    Pavithra said...

    I love greens in any form .. so i am going to grab the plate..

    Padma said...

    Sure Pavithra :)

    mahimaa said...

    yummy poriyal... thanks for the entry padma.

    Manjulaprabakaran said...

    love to eat now itself, can u parcel it. Nice one yaar.

    parimallah said...

    i will try it tomorrow..thanks for the receipe

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