Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sirukeerai Kuzhambu



Tropical Amaranthus or sirukeerai - 1 bundle(cleaned and chopped)
Onion -1 (chopped)
Tomato - 1 
Garlic - 2 pods  
Mustard seeds-  1/2 tbsp 
Cumin seed -1/2 tbsp 
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tbsp
Curry leaves - few  
Turmeric powder-1/4tbsp
Red chilli powder  - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 1/2  tbsp
Tamarind juice - 3tbsp
Asafoetida - pinch
Salt - as needed

Method :

Pressure cook the sirukeerai with 1/4 cup of water,salt and turmeric powder for one whistle. cool and mash it in a blender.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seed,cumin seeds,fenugreek seeds,asafoetida and let it splutter.

Then add chopped garlic and fry for few seconds.Add chopped onion,curry leaves and fry for few seconds. 

Add tomato and fry till soft. Then add red chilli powder,coriander powder &salt and stir it.

Add tamarind juice and 2 cups of water and bring to boil for 5 mins.

Now add smashed sirukeerai & cook it  for 2 minutes.Then switch off.

Serve hot with rice or chapati.


  1. Hi Rekha ,

    keerai kulambu looks awesome....

    Keep on :)

    1. Thanks aunty..u too rocking in ur space :)