Keerai Chaaru Keerai charu is the traditional recipe of Tirunelveli. Though I have not made it, tasted this delicious gravy many times in my friend's house. recently I got a request from a follower of my blog to post the recipe for Keerai chaaru. My friend made this on my request and she mailed me the recipe and photos..... SEE OTHER KEERAI RECIPES LIKE MURUNGAI KEERAI DOSAI, KEERAI PULLISERRI, KEERAI CURRY, KEERAI MASIYAL, AGATHIKEERAI CURRY, KEERAI SAMBHAR, METHILEAVES VATHAKUZHAMBU Ingredients for making Keerai Chaaru: A bunch of fresh and tender Mullai Keerai (Amarnath leaves) Pressure cooked and mashed thur dal 1 cup Tamarind water extracted from a small gooseberry size tamarind 3 cups For grinding: Coconut 3 tb spoons Shallots 6 to 8 Red chillies 5 to 7 Cumin seeds 1 tea spoon For Sauteing: Mustard seeds and Urad dal in a tea spoon of oil. How to make Keerai Chaaru? Wash and chop the greens. In a broad pan add some water, salt and turmeric powder and boil the greens till they get cooked. Now add the tamarind juice. Let them boil till the raw smell of the tamarind goes. Now add the boiled Thur dal and mix well. Finally add the ground coconut paste and allow them to boil for 2 more minutes. Saute it with mustard seeds and urad dal. SHARE THIS RECIPE Bhojana Recipes 3/16/2015
This recipe sounds really delicious. I am just learning Indian cooking, so have a question. Would you cook a vegetable, such as potatoes in this, or simply pour it over rice? Thank you.ReplyDelete
That can be a good experiment. You add potatoes. I don't think it will taste awful but it may taste different.Delete
Happy cooking Indian food!