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Sirukeerai is known by the scientic name Amaranthus Poligonoides by the scientists. Greens are playing an important role in the kongu traditional side dishes to the main dish such as hot rice, Ragi kali, kambu satham and any small millets from the ancient times. It is considered as healthy and easily digestible and medicinal food for all the ages of the people.Sirukeerai is wonderful greens enriched with rich iron component. It increases memory power. It has abundant calcium. It cures skin diseases like scabies, eczema and treats with kidney related properties.
Kongu folks have an immense knowledge about the uses of the greens. They know how to prepare the side dishes using the greens and lentils and enhance the taste. They consume and benefit from the greens in any form of cooking such as kuzhambu, kootu, porial, gravy or thuvayal etc.When you make this Sirukeerai with toor dal or mysore dal, it will give you an excellent taste with hot rice and a spoon of ghee. Children will like to…