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Manathakkali Keerai Kadaiyal | Black Night Shade Greens Dal Fry | Keerai Kootu

 Manathakkali Keerai Kadaiyal is one of the healthy and easy to make recipe which will be loved by people of all ages. Here I have given a new version to get rid of the bitterness. Add keerai either as a masiyal or as a poriyal in your diet to get the health benefits. Serve this with Kadamba Poriyal.

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Manathakkali Keerai Kadaiyal

Health Benefits of taking greens 

1. Relieves constipation problems as the greens are rich in fiber.
2. Good source of calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and vitamins.
3. Act as blood purifying agent.
4. Good for skin and eyesight.

Ingredients for making Manathakkali Keerai Kadaiyal

Thoor dhal - ½ cup
Manathakali keerai - 1 bunch
Onion - 1
Green chillies - 2
Tomatoes - 2
Garlic - A handful
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp.
Tamarind paste (thick) - 2 tbsp.

To Temper
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
Urad dal - 1 tsp.
Red chillies - 1
A sprig of Curry leaves
Oil as needed

Method for making Manathakkali Keerai Kadaiyal

1. Pluck the leaves portion from the from the bunch of keerai and clean and wash them in water for 3 times to get rid of any sand particles.

2. Pressure cook the toor dal by adding turmeric powder and asafoetida for 3 whistles and set aside.

3. When the pressure subsides add the chopped keerai and allow it to cook for 1 whistle.

4. Chop the onions, tomatoes and green chillies.

5. Heat oil in a kadai and add the ingredients under to temper, then add the onions and saute till transparent and then add the tomatoes, green chillies, garlic and salt. Saute well till the tomatoes are mushy.

5. Next add the tamarind paste and saute well for 2 minutes.

6. Add the above contents to the cooked keerai amd dal mixture and allow it to stand in medium flame for 5 minutes.

7. Open the lid and mash the keerai.

Now the Manathakkali keerai kootu is ready to be served. Serve this with  Potato Roast.

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