Agathi Keerai Poriyal | August Tree Leaves Poriyal | Healthy Keerai Recipe

 Agathi Keerai Poriyal or August tree leaves poriyal is one of the healthy South Indian Lunch Side dish menu. It is rich in Vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, Iron and protein. It is beneficial in treating any microbial infections, dysentry and diarrhea. Agathi keerai Poriyal is made using onions, garlic, moong dal and some spices that are blend with the keerai to make it more tasty and spicy. 

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Agathi Keerai Poriyal


Ingredients for  making Agathi keerai Poriyal

Agathi keerai – 1 bunch
Moong dal - A handful
Small Onions – ½ cup
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp.
Urad dal – 1 tsp.
Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp.
Salt as needed
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp.
Green Chilly – 1 no.
Red Chilly – 1 no.
Garlic – 20 nos.
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup

Method for  making Agathi keerai Poriyal

1. Clean and wash the Agathi keerai in water and allow it to drain. Chop them finely. Pressure cook keerai and moong dal for 2 whistles. 

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 cooked keerai moong dal mixture, required amount of salt, red chilly powder 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 mix well. For diabetic people you can avoid using coconut.

Serve with white rice, sambar and rasam. 

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