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Keerai Thandu Poriyal
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Spinach Stem Stir Fry | Keerai Thandu Poriyal

Spinach Stem Stir Fry is a yummy lunch side dish. The ground coconut masala does the flavoring part and makes it really rich and yummy.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: TamilNadu
Servings: 4
Author: sharmila kingsly


  • Keerai Thandu / Greens Stem – 2 cups
  • Salt as needed
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Onion – 1

To Grind :

  • Dry Red Chilli – 4
  • Grated Coconut – 4 tbsp
  • Garlic pods – 3
  • Shallots – 2


  • In a pan add in oil once it heats up add in Cumin seeds, Chopped onion saute well, and then add in Salt and Turmeric powder. Saute till the onions turn glossy.
  • Next add in the chopped green stems. Keep sautéing in a low flame. In a blender add in the ingredients mentioned under the “To Grind” section and blend to a coarse paste.
  • Once the green stem is cooked add in the ground coconut masala and cook for another 5 mins and switch off the flame.


· Goes well with Rice and Sambar.
· Don’t cover and cook. Also, don’t add water while cooking.
Keyword Keerai Thandu Poriyal, Spinach Stem Stir Fry
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