Ponanganni keerai masiyal(Semi dry stew with water amarnath and yellow moong dal)

Ponanganni keerai masiyal(Semi dry stew with water amarnath and yellow moong dal)

Greens are a vital part of our regular meals.I make different kinds of greens at least thrice in a week.In most of the cases they are either spinach or fenugreek leaves as these are versatile and adaptable to cuisines.But at times I like to cook traditional greens that I grew up eating like mulai keerai,arai keerai,ponnangani keerai etc.Generally we make a stir fry kind o dish with ponnangani keerai,but the other day I made a kootu(stew) like semi dry dish using pasiparrupu(green gram) just to add some additional protein to the dish.Since the leaves very fresh and tender,the stew turned out to be awesome.Yes when it comes to greens,the quality of greens and cooking method is most important as very few ingredients go into the cooking of these.This stew tastes great when eaten mixed with steamed rice an also a great side dish for sambar,kuzhambu rice etc.

Ponnangani keerai kootu(Water amarnath leaves stew with yellow moong dal)

Star ingredients:Ponnangani keerai and green gram

Time:30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups ponnangani leaves (tightly packed)
  • 1/2 cupsplit yellow moong dal
  • 2 teaspoons channa dal
  • 3 dried red chilli
  • 1/2 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 1 small piece ginger
  • Salt
  • Oil to temper
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