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Paruppu Keerai Poriyal

Akum Jamir
10 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Paruppu Keerai Poriyal RECIPE

Paruppu keerai poriyal is a very simple dry curry using lentils. Including greens in daily food diet is really good for health. Legumes/Lentils are a major vegetarian protein source. The combination of greens and dal makes this curry absolutely delicious and most importantly it is very nutritious and healthy. It pairs well with rice as well as roti or paratha.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Kids Recipes
  • South Indian
  • Boiling
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Keerai (Greens) - 1 punch
  2. Oil - 2 tbsp
  3. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  4. Urad dal - 1 tsp
  5. Dry Red Chilly - 1-2 broken
  6. Curry leaves - 4-5
  7. Garlic - 3 fat cloves chopped
  8. Shallots - 8-10 chopped (or use 1 medium regular onion)
  9. Toor Dal - 3 tbsp
  10. Moong Dal - 3 tbsp
  11. Cumin powder - ½ tsp
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Water - 2 cups or as required


  1. Soak the Toor dal and moong dal in some water for about 10-15 mins.
  2. Wash the greens thoroughly in water for several times to make sure no dirt remains intact.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves, dry red chilli and let it crackle.
  4. Add in the shallots and saute until they turn transparent.
  5. Add the soaked dal, salt, cumin powder, water and cook for 15-20 mins or till the dal is cooked but make sure dal doesn't turn mushy.
  6. Add in the keerai leaves, mix well nicely with dal and cover with a lid cook for few minutes until the leaves completely wilt and cook in their own juices.
  7. Take off the heat and serve as a side with rice, roti or paratha. 

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Shashi Bhargava
Shashi Bhargava   May-02-2017

Looks yummy!

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