Go Green Go!!!!. Lets go green today.. Before my college days, my mom used to make the red spinach very often. I like the color of it, specially when you mix it with the curd rice.
So after coming here, i don't feel like buying this green spinach, because i love the red spinach very much. One day one of my friend was on the phone and she told me that she is making spinach poriyal. That day i was thinking Ohhhh even in America our Tamilians are eating green vegetables. Ohh let me buy some this week when i go for shopping. That's how i got this green spinach before 7 years back. That day i got the Spinach bunch and cleaned it 5 times i think. Then i cooked it and ate it. Hmmm what to say even after all this wash, i was munching on sand while i had my lunch. But ow i always buy the washed spinach in the pack or the frozen spinach.
Now that's the easiest poriyal which i love to make. Because the one that i buy from the nearby Farmers market is "triple washed". So i don't have to wash it and look for sand. Ooooh i don't like munching on sand in my spinach. I make spinach with paruppu and this poriyal at home. Sometimes i even add spinach to the chicken gravy to make healthy chicken gravy.
Here comes the recipe to make it typical Nagercoil style with some coconut.
You will need:
- 1 pack of spinach (rough chopped)
- 1 big onion finely chopped
- 1 tsp oil
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- salt to taste
- 1/2 cup grated coconut
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 gloves of garlic
- 2 pinch of LG powder-- Asofoetida powder
- pinch of turmeic powder
- 1 green chilli (Can add 1 more if you like spicy dish)