Healthy Keerai Charu

My favorite recipe. I am very much happy to share this with you all


For this Keerai charu you need

1 Bunch of Arai Keerai
10 nos. of small onions
10 nos. of garlic cloves
2 nos. of tomatoes.
5 - 6 nos. of Green chillies.
1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder.
1/2 tsp. of Asafoetida
1 tsp. of mustard and urad dhal
Lemon sized tamarind ( 2 cups of tamarind extract)
Salt to taste
1 tsp. of oil


Wash and chop the leaves. Boil the leaves in water for 5 mins.

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard and urad dhal. When they stop spluttering add the chopped onions, chillies, tomatoes, garlic and saute them well. 

Now add the cooked leaves ( boiled arai keerai) along with the tamarind extract with a pinch of turmeric powder , asafoetida and salt.

Allow it to boil for about 10 - 15 mins.

Healthy Keerai charu is ready to tasty........

Serve it with rice......

OPTIONAL: you can also add sambar powder for more taste.
Aruna Manikandan

I am a passionate cook and love to experiment various cuisines , in my kitchen. This blog is my humble attempt to register a copy of recipes that I learn and try . Feel free to experiment with my recipes and adjust accordingly to suit your taste and requirements.Hope you enjoy :)


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  1. Didn't know you can also make charu with keerai... thanks for sharing :-)

  2. My favorite keerai.....Nice with hot rice

  3. this is new to me..Looks nice and simple..will surely try this !!

  4. I don't I have a chance to try this but this sounds delicious.

  5. I am a new blogger .You keerai looks good .I have never used onions for keerai. I will try your version .Do visit my blog

  6. it's been more than a year since I had this arai keerai; we don't get it very easily here :) the preparations sounds great!!

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