Tuesday, 23 August 2016


PALAK KEERAI OR SPINACH is packed with rich vitamin A that reduces the risk of eye related problems. It  also regulates the blood pressure since it contains potassium and sodium. The amount of folate contains in palak or spinach or pasalai regulates  hypertension, relax the blood vessels and induce the prompt blood flow.

The spinach proteins are controlling the cholesterol levels and fat deposits thereby render a great support in preventing stroke and heart attacks. The magnesium contained in the spinach is reducing and controlling the blood sugar levels and it is a  good source for diabetic people.

The minerals such as manganese, magnesium, zinc and phosphorous in spinach help in strengthening  the bones and prevent the risk of osteoporosis and strengthen the bones. It contains vitamin K also.

It is good for pregnant women since it contains folate to a considerable extent. It builds red blood cells and good for growing fetus by developing a  new nervous system.

It fights against free radicals and prevents the risk of all types of cancer by 34 % 

In conclusion, the regular consumption of the spinach is recommended to the health and immune system of our body.



Palak keerai two bunch
Shallots chopped one cup
Curry leaves one sprig
Green chilies three
Sesame oil one tablespoon
Turmeric one spoon
Mustard seeds one spoon
urad dal and channa dal mixed one spoon
Cumin seeds (dry roasted powder one spoon
Salt to taste
Coconut grates one cup


Clean the  palak/spinach by washing several times to remove the mud.
Chop them using a scissor.
Peel off the shallots and chop them into fine pieces
Heat the wok with sesame oil over a medium flame.
Add mustard seeds to splutter.
Add shallots, green chillies, curry leaves, dals and turmeric.
Saute them for a couple of minutes.
Add the chopped spinach and wait for a minute.
Let the greens be swirled and cooked
Add salt and mix well.
No need of addition of water. The water absorbed in the leaves is sufficient for cooking.
Saute them until the entire water absorbed.
Add coconut grates and mix well so as to combine the greens and grates together.

Your nutritious palak keerai porial is ready to serve with ghee and hot steamed rice. 
Enjoy its rich taste.
You will name this side dish as an appetizing star..!!!!  

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