Paruppu Keerai Poriyal

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Paruppu keerai poriyal is a very simple dry dish using lentils. This Poriyal is a must in every south indian meal or thali. 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.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Served As: Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: South Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 3


  • Keerai greens - 1 punch keerai
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1 Red Chillies dry broken
  • 1 leaves Curry
  • 3 cloves Garlic fat chopped
  • 8 Shallots or use 1 medium regular onion chopped
  • 3 tbsp Toor Dal
  • 3 tbsp Moong Dal
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 2 cup Water or as required


  • Soak the Toor dal and moong dal in some water for about 10-15 mins.
  • Wash the greens thoroughly in water for several times to make sure no dirt remains intact.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves, dry red chilli and let it crackle.
  • Add in the shallots and saute until they turn transparent.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Take off the heat and serve as a side with rice, roti or paratha.
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Akum Raj Jamir
Akum Raj Jamir

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