The month of April is always time for marathon of cooking and blogging. This month we have chosen one cuisine to blog about and and at the same time follow a pattern of A-Z. I am super excited because this is the very first time that I was ready with all my dishes before the D-Day.
Throughout this month I will present to you simple day to day dishes, that has been in my household for a long time. All these dishes are very special since I have learnt them from my grandmother and mother. Cooking at my home is dominated by the flavors and aroma from Tirunelveli District. This is a small district towards the south most tip of India. I have my roots from this place, It is a place where my grandparents lived and my parents grew up.
Today I bring to your plates, a very simple side dish made from the greens available near our homes. It is called Arakeerai Masiyal. Very simple to make and at the same time, loaded with Vitamin A. This can be mixed with rice or eaten along with sambhar rice. This masiyal tastes the best with kara Kulambu. Ooh.. delicious.
Now on to the recipe, of the very easy Arakeerai Masiyal
Arakeerai - 2 cups
Garlic pods - 2
Green Chillies - 2
For tempering - oil, mustard seeds and red chilies
Salt to taste
Clean the greens and boil them along with garlic pods and green chillies
Let it cool down completely
Take the cooked greens in a blender and add salt to it
Make a smooth paste from the greens
In a seperate pan, add a little oil and mustard seeds
Add the red chillies and wait till they sputter.
Pour this tempered mixture over the smooth paste of greens
Serve this with sambhar or eat it as such with rice.
I had it with pepper potato and papad with steamed rice.
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