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Ponnanganni Keerai Recipe | Spinach Poriyal | Spinach Stir Fry

Spinach Stir Fry

Spinach needs no introduction as everyone very well knew the health benefits of them. They have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous properties and are important for healthy eye-sight, hair, bone and skin. It provides iron, vitamins, minerals and proteins.

Ponnanganni Keerai Recipe

Today I am sharing spinach stir fry with ponnanganni keerai recipe. Here is the recipe for spinach poriyal. Give it a try...

Spinach Stir Fry


Spinach - 1 bunch
Coconut - 3/4 cup
Small Onion - 3/4 cup(25-30 approximately)
Red Chilli - 3
Green Chilli - 2
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tblspn


Chop green chilli into small pieces. Cut spinach and clean it properly.

Grind coconut, cumin, red chilli, and 6-7 onions. Chop the remaining onions.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When it starts to splutter, add curry leaves and green chillies. Sauté for 15 seconds.

Add the chopped onions and sauté until it becomes translucent.

Now add the spinach and stir well. It will soon start to shrink in size during cooking. When spinach dwindles to about one fifth the quantity, add the coconut masala. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes and remove from flame.

  • Adjust chillies according to spiciness required.

Keep all your ingredients ready
clean and chop spinach
Clean the spinach and chop them
mustard seeds
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds
green chilli and curry leaves added
When mustards splutters, add green chilli and curry leaves. Saute for 15 seconds
onion added
Add the remaining chopped onion
Grind coconut, onion(6 to 7), cumin and red chillies
add spinach
When onion becomes translucent, add the spinach
add salt
Add salt. You can see the spinach is shrinking in size
add masala
Its dwindled almost to one-fifth. Now add the ground masala
stir well
Saute for 3 minutes and remove from flame
Spinach Poriyal
Its ready!

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