Healthy Siru keerai Poriyal | Amaranth Stir Fry | Traditional South Indian Style Keerai Recipe


Sirukeerai Poriyal or amaranth poriyal is one of the healthy south Indian Lunch Side dish menu. It is rich in fibre and thus an excellent food item for diabetics. It controls the sugar level in the blood. Sirukeerai Poriyal is made using onions, garlic, and some spices that are blend with the keerai to make it more tasty and spicy.

Health Benefits of Sirukeerai


Increases Memory Power

Good for growing kids due to its high content of iron and calcium

Relieves constipation problems

Rich in fibre

Controls blood glucose and cholesterol levels



Healthy Siru keerai Poriyal | Amaranth Stir Fry | Traditional South Indian Style Keerai Recipe
Siru Keerai Poriyal

Ingredients for  making Sirukeerai Poriyal


Sirukeerai – 1bunch

Small Onions – ½ cup

Grated Coconut – 3 tbsp.

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp.

Urad dal – 1 tsp.

Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp.

Salt as needed

Green Chilly – 1 no.

Red Chilly – 1 no.

Garlic – 20 nos.

Cooked toor dal – 1 tbsp.

Method for  making Sirukeerai Poriyal

1. Clean and wash the sirukeerai in water and allow it to drain. Chop them finely.


2. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds and let it crackle and then add urad dal let it turn golden brown, next add green chilly,  red chilly, chopped onions, crushed garlic and sauté well.


3. Once the onions turn transparent, add the chopped greens, required amount of salt and turmeric powder and sauté well.

4. Allow this to cook for 10 mins in a low to medium flame. Once the greens are cooked add the grated coconut and cooked toor dal and mix well.

Serve with white rice, sambar and rasam. 

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