Spinach and Peanut Stir Fry

This is a simple stir fry that my mom makes on weekends. She usually pairs greens with seafood. Being a working mom, it is only on weekends, she can prepare such elaborate dishes with greens and seafood, in particular. I guess that is why I love the combination of any kind of greens with fish fry or gravy like meen kuzhambu. The idea of adding  peanut podi is from Malar's space and this takes the taste of the stir fry to a next level. My hubby, being a peanut lover, liked this greens stir fry prepared this way and since then this recipe has been a regular at our home. Here is the link of my grandma's signature fish fry and meen kuzambu recipe if you are looking for a combination to try this keerai poriyal :)

1. Spinach, a big bunch, washed, trimmed, and chopped finely.
2. Onion, medium, 1, diced.
3. Garlic, 2 cloves, crushed. This can also be substituted with 1/2 teaspoon of ginger-garlic paste.
4. Mustard seeds, 1/4 teaspoon.
5. Urad dhal, 1/2 teaspoon.
6. Dried red chilies, 1-2.
7. Hing, a pinch.
8. Salt, as per taste.
9. Roasted peanuts, 2 tablespoons, crushed into a coarse powder.

Heat a pan with a tablespoon of oil. Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add the broken red chilies and urad dhal and fry for a few seconds. Now add the diced onions and crushed garlic and sauté until the onions are transparent. Now add some salt, hing, and the chopped spinach and mix everything well. Cook closed under low flame for 2-3 minutes until the spinach is wilted and cooked. Finally add the crushed peanut powder and mix well and serve.


Sanghi said...

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kitchen queen said...

awesome combo stir fry.

Sony P said...

Healthy stir fry !

Ree Kasirajh said...

Always an interesting combo!!! Inspired to cook healthy !

Suchi Sm said...

Nostalgic fry

Ruxana Gafoor said...

healthy and yummy stir fry

Maha Gadde said...

very healthy fry.