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Ponnanganni keerai masiyal (Dwarf Copper Leaf Recipe)


Posted on : 08/Jan/2019 15:37:25

Ponnanganni keerai masiyal (Dwarf Copper Leaf Recipe)


  • Ponnanganni keerai - 2 cups

  • Toor dal / Thuvaram paruppu - 50 grm

  • Onion - 1

  • Tomato - 1

  • Garlic - 5 cloves

  • Red chilli / Green chilli - 3

  • Turmeric Powder - tsp

  • Sambar powder (Red chilli & Dhania powder) - 1 tbsp

  • Tamarind Extract - 2 tbsp

  • Salt - as needed

  • Oil - 2 tbsp

  • Mustard seeds - tsp

  • Cumin seeds - tsp

  • Red chilli - 1

  • Asafoetida a pinch


  • Collect the leaves from the stem, wash thoroughly in water.

  • Soak Toor dal with water for about half an hour and pressure cook it along with turmeric powder for about 2 whistles.

  • Heat a thick bottomed pan with a spoon of oil and add splinted green chilli / red chilli, minced garlic and chopped onion. Once it turns golden brown, add chopped tomato. Saut well until the tomato shrinks and the raw smell leaves. 

  • Add Salt and  Sambar powder to them.

  • Mix well and pour a cup of water to them.

  • When it starts to boil, add chopped keerai and cook for few minutes.

  • Dont cover with a plate.

  • Once the keerai gets boiled well, add the already cooked Toor dal and the tamarind extract to it. Mix well.

  • When it starts to boil turn off the stove.

  • Let it cool for about 5 minutes and churn it in a mud pot with a maththu

  • Heat a pan with a spoon of oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, and splinted red chilli for tempering and add it on top of the keerai.

  • Serve PonnanganniKeerai masiyal with Rice.

Benefits of Ponnanganni Keerai:

  • Ponnanganni Keerai is top for bright eye vision.

  • Improves eye sight and other eye related problems.

  • Ponnanganni Keerai contains more protein, calcium and iron.

  • It is loaded with Vitamin A.

  • It is the best home remedy for treating piles.

  • Ponnanganni Keerai soothes the body heat and cools the body.

  • Daily incorporating Ponnanganni Keerai in your diet, polishes your body, thus got this name and fame.