Jan 19, 2011

Ponnangani Keerai Poriyal

The Botanical name of this greens is 'Alternanthera sessilis'. Sanskrit name is Matsyakshi. The common English name is Dwarf copperleaf/ Joyweed/ Sessile joyweed. Well...we call that "Ponanganni keerai" in Tamil. It is body coolant. It gradually induces a change, and restores healthy functions without evacuations (Alterative). Specifically recommended in the case of - - Fever - Eye ailments - Asthma - Gonorrhea - Syphilis . It improves eye sight! As the name implies it improves one's complexion! People say its good for Piles complaint and reduces flabbiness.

Ingredients needed :
  • Ponnangani keerai - 1 bunch
  • Cooked Toor dhal - little
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Grated coconut little

for tempering :
  • Urid dhal
  • Channa dhal
  • Dried red chillies
  • Hing powder
Method : 

Clean and remove the leaves from the stem ...and chop the leaves well ..In a kadai add one tsp. of oil and temper it with given ingredients...add the leaves + salt and cook it well .....just sprinkle some water, when it is almost cooked...add the cooked toor dhal and fry it well for few more mins ..and then finally add the grated coconut and mix it well ....


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