Mulai Keerai is a type of slender amaranth leaves that’s used in lentils, mash and stir-fry. Today I made a basic Tamil style poriyal / stir-fry using Mulai Keerai. The same recipe can be made using any kind of greens and it works really well. Here is how to do a basic stir-fry.
2 teaspoon Indian sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 dried red chillies
1 cup onions, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup fresh shredded coconut
250 grams Mulai Keerai – Greens
Clean and wash the greens. After washing the greens, chop them roughly. Set aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and dried red chillies. Roughly break the chillies into half inch pieces and then add it to the pan. Let the mustard seeds crackle.
Add in the finely chopped onions. Sauté the onions till its soft and lite brown in colour. Add in the chopped greens. Sauté for a couple of minutes. The greens will wilt and become soft. Do not cook for a long time.
Add in the salt and mix well to combine. Add in the fresh grated coconut. Cook for a minute.
Fantastic Mulai Keerai Porial / Stir-Fry is ready. Serve with rice.