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how to cook murungai keerai /drumstick potato poriyal(stirfry)

how to cook murungai keerai /drumstick potato poriyal(stirfry)

murungai keerai /drumstick potato poriyal(stirfry)Our great golden agers are quite astonished now for the actuality that we buy drumstick leaves for money because as you may all know each house here during those days had murungakkai/drumstick leaves tree and it was a most valued must have tree.I bought some drumstick leaves from farmer’s market rolled it in newspaper and stored it in fridge for next day but somehow my menu changed and after two days took out and saw that all the leaves have fallen!now it was an easy job for me. Continue reading

stir fry cabbage /south indian style cabbage(muttaikose)poriyal

stir fry cabbage /south indian style cabbage(muttaikose)poriyal

stir fry cabbage /south indian style cabbage(muttaikose)poriyalYou might think it’s not so big kind of recipe to share as it’s a daily happening item at every South Indian homes but this mention of this post is as-usual for the unknown people who are actually beginners in cooking.The presence of Poriyal is an absolute necessity for a complete SouthIndian lunch menu serving as a best accompaniment for sambar and even for simple rasams.In a whole the one name poriyal is so needed throught  SouthIndia called with different names as Thoran in Kerala Continue reading

drumstick leaves thoran /murungaikeeraiporiyal/stirfry

drumstick leaves thoran /murungaikeeraiporiyal

drumstick leaves thoran /poriyal/stirfryI was literally running into the vegetable market of-course I had an umbrella with me but it was a fierce full down pour!with umbrella in one hand and a bag I was waiting under a shade hoping the rain would slow down and I can finish off my vegetable shopping.At-last the rain stopped my shopping pursued but great part of the veggies were not fresh,only brinjals and drumstick leaves were looking garden fresh ,so I picked up some two bunches of greens and returned home. Continue reading

beetroot curry indian recipe (dry)/poriyal/stirfry

beetroot curry indian recipe (dry)/poriyal/stirfry

beetroot curry indian recipe (dry)/poriyal/stirfryI still remember the boiled smell of beetroots coming right through the windows of my classroom and my college mates who were hostelites had a strong dislike for beetroots because of the stereotypic preparation and serving of this veggie!Most of the hostel mess have regular servings of beetroots in their lists it was served as poriyal weekly twice.I don’t like to take this beetroot as in poriyal form always of course I like to incorporate in pulavs,cutlets,sweets and even put it in some bakes!such a versatile veggie. Continue reading

stir fry brinjal /eggplant/kathirikai poriyal(drycurry)

stir fry brinjal /eggplant/kathirikai poriyal(drycurry)

stir fry brinjal /indian brinjal curry A specific variety of violet brinjals(with white stripes)that is famous in my hometown(Salem/TamilNadu)is so special because they are brought by the farmers to market daily in the early mornings with so-much  freshness that the vegetable looks so tender and juicy tempting one to buy the whole lot! but this particular variety of brinjal is rare at my place(Trichy)this time when I visited Salem I got some wonderfully tender brinjals and did my favorite stir-fry. Continue reading