Friday, 23 September 2016


I would like to mention the greens used to cook this yummy green porial is Sukkutty keerai. It is known as Manathakkali. This green has many english names such as Sunberry, wonder cherry and Solanum Nigrum (botanical name). These greens are growing lush during the monsoon. It is very popular in Tamil nadu for its properties that heal ulcer of whole digestive system.

The combination of boiled peanuts and manathakkali keerai in this porial is so delicious and packed with protein and vitamins and minerals to an extent.


Shallots half cup
Red chillies two
Curry leaves one sprig#Turmeric powder one snall spoon
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds half spoon
Sesame oil one tablespoon
Manathakkali keerai cleaned, washed, and chopped three cups
Shredded  fresh coconut half cup
Boiled peanuts one cup


Heat the pan with sesame oil.
Add mustard seeds to splutter.
When they start to splutter, add shallots, red chillies, curry leaves.
Saute for few minutes.
Add turmeric.
Add salt. 
No need to add or sprinkle water. The water retained in the greens is suffcient to cook.
Allow to cook in low flame for five minutes.
Check whether it is cooked without losing its green colour.
Meanwhile pressure cook the raw peanuts with little salt with half a cup of water.
Allow one whisltle.
Set aside.
Switch off the flame. 
Add shredded coconut and nuts.
Incorporate all the ingredients to combine well.

Yummy Porial is ready to have with hot steamed rice, dal, rasam, curd or butter milk. It is a delicious and nutritious accompaniment to any rice.

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