Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Red Amaranth Leaves Stir Fry / Mullai Keerai Poriyal

This is a healthy, tasty and also easy to make stir fry / poriyal using Red amaranth leaves / Mullai Keerai which is loaded with full of vitamins and minerals.  

This South Indian dish is a best accompaniment for rice with sambar, rasam or curd.


Amaranth leaves / Mullai keerai  - 1 (big) bunch
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Green chillies - 2 to 3 (slited lengthwise)

Garlic - 4 to 5 cloves (finely chopped)
Salt - to taste
Grated coconut - 1 to 2 tbsp

For Seasoning:
Oil - 2 to 3 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Cumin seeds - ¼ tsp
Urad dhal - ½ tsp


Clean and wash the  amaranth leaves.  Drain the water and chop the leaves finely along with tender stalks.  
Keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadai; add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and urad dhal.

After it crackles, add chopped onion, garlic and green chilli.  Fry till onion becomes translucent.

Now add chopped amaranth leaves, salt and water (just sprinkle water; because this greens tend to ooze out more water).  Give it a mix.

Close the pan with a lid and cook till the amaranth leaves  becomes soft and water dries up.

Sprinkle grated coconut and give it a thorough mix; healthy poriyal / stir fry  is ready to serve!


Instead of green chillies you can use red chillies also.

This recipes can be used for green amaranth leaves too.

You can omit the addition of coconut if you are calorie conscious!


  1. wow I love mullai keerai a lot .. such an healthy and delicious stir fry :) looks very tempting !!

  2. spinach i missing that a lot and this is the one love the most.delicious and perfectly goes with rasam

  3. Very healthy and delicious stir fry.


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