Keerai (Greens) Rice

Ingredients

  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Any available keerai – 1 big bunch
  • Onion – 1 No
  • Tomato – 1 No
  • Garlic flakes – 4 Nos
  • Green Chillies – 2 Nos
  • Sambar Powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon
  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste
  • Peanut – 1 tablespoon (optional)
  • Cashew nuts – 1 tablespoon (optional)

Directions

  1. Cook the rice till soft.
  2. Wash greens (keerai) and chop it finely.
  3. Chop the onion. Slit the green chillies into two. Chop the tomatos finely. Crush or chop finely the garlic.
  4. In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When pops up add urad dhal, peanut, cashewnut and fry till it turns light brown. Add chopped onion, green chillies, garlic and fry well. Then add tomato pieces and fry for few seconds. Add sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Add chopped greens and stir well. Reduce the heat and stir now and then. No need to add water. The greens (Keerai) will get cooked in its own water content. Stir fry till all the water content in the Keerai is absorbed. Add the cooked rice and mix well.
  5. Serve with papad / vegetable chips.

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