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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Red Spinach poriyal and an award...

I bought this spinach from Little India, donno its name, but it was too fresh. Anyway all greens are good for health, so why not try it;) Please share its name if anybody knew it.

I mixed it with rice and had, it was too tasty;)

Red Spinach - 1 bunch
Small onions - 4-5, chopped
Red chillies - 4-5 or as spicy required
Moong Dal - 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - few
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tablespoons

Wash spinach and chop leaves and stems into pieces. If the stems are too thick, discard them.

Soak moong dal in water for 20 minutes.

Heat oil in a pan and allow mustard seeds to splitter in it.

Add red chillies, curry leaves and onions and fry until onions turn golden brown.

Drain water from moong dal and add it to the onions.

Fry for 2 mintues and add chopped spinach.

Mix well and cook it covered for 5 minutes.

Add salt, mix well and cook for 5-10 mintues until spinach are cooked.

Serve hot with plain rice.

Cooking time : 20-30 minutes
Serves 2-3 persons

Vidya and Sowmya have passed me Butterfly award which says "Coolest blog I know".

Thanks a ton to both of you:)

Rules of this award:
- Put the logo on your blog.
- Add a link to the person who awarded you.
- Nominate 10 other blogs.
- Add links to those blogs on yours, and leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

I would like to nominate the following blogs:

Sujatha, Bhawana, Tom Aarons, Sushinemom, Suhanya, Solai Chidambaram, Jaishree, Rekha, Deesha, Sara

Enjoy friends!!!


Bhawana said...

Vani Congratulations dear for this lovely award :). And I am glad to feel that you thought of me. Thanks once again.

rekhas kitchen said...

hey after a long time h r u iam doing good thanks for the award vani how is every thing hey we use to call this leaves as lines totakura very good for helth

Sujatha said...

Congrats on the award, Vani! And thanks so much for sharing it with me!.. thats so nice of you.. :)

Red spinach curry looks inviting.. Never made anything with red spinach before.. good one!

LG said...

spinach poriyal umm..healthy one! looks nice..

Sunshinemom said...

Vani, that is lal maat - I think it is leaves of cherupayaru - the red variety of payaru. It is very popular in Maharashtra and very nutritious - best had in the evenings! We make this often too - only I don't sprinkle coconut. I too am very fond of this but then the cleaning is a huge task, and the yield is so less!!

Congrats, and thank you for considering my blog:)

Tom Aarons said...

Hey there Vani,

I'm thinking it's either Huanzotle or Aztec Red Spinach (Chenopodium berlandieri); or Elephant head amaranth (Amaranthus gangeticus.)

srikars kitchen said...

Looks delicious...congrates on ur award.. added u in my bloggroll dear..

Divya Vikram said...

Havent seen this spinach..Looks colorful and appetizing

Priti said...

We call this Lal Bhaji and yes this green (or red? :P) taste is just yummy....so gud with just plain rice. Gud try dear...we make almost same way too.

Sangeeth said...

when i saw the first pic i thought its gonna be something abt fall colours :) but pink spinach is very new to me and i am sure kids will love t his coloured rice!

ANJALI J. said...

Spinach poriyal looks amazing.. i never found this leafy vegetable in michigan :( i miss this very much.

Priya said...

Congrats on your awards..Red spinach looks awesome..

Jayashree said...

It is called cheera(which means spinach) in Malayalam and grows rampantly in Kerala.

DEESHA said...

hey .. thanks so much for passing the award to me .. poriyal looks yum N its healthy too

Ivy said...

I have never seen red spinach before. Does it taste like green spinach? Congrats on the awards.

Cilantro said...

Congrats on the awards and spinach looks lovely.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Red spinach sounds new to me. Look so good. U have made a nice recipe out of it. YUM!

Anonymous said...

What a delicious looking spinach - very unusual.

Shreya said...

i have a post for this one in my drafts..! lovely pic.. congrats on the award

Suma Rajesh said...

woo i miss this too much..v get it in kerala...congrates on awards.,.

Cham said...

It look like red amaranth (sigappu tandu keerai we call it in India) But looks delicious ur porriyal

Ramya Bala said...

Sevappu keerai..Oh luv this keerai n miss it a lot here...
Enjoy paneengala..good...Neenga sapta naan sapta madri

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

congrats on ur award...and in kerala the red spinach is called "cheera".

Hope you are doing well..!! :-)

Jaishree said...

Red spinach curry looks inviting.Congrats on the award and thank you so much for thinking about me dear!

rekhas kitchen said...

A VERY HAPPY DEPAVALI TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY dear there is an award waiting for you in my blog go and pick it up dear