Thursday, July 16, 2009

Spinach Rice/ Keerai Saadam

Its been a very long time since we updated any recipes......apologies for that. Few weeks ago we visited our SIL's place in New Jersey. My SIL usually claims that she isn't that great a cook but then whatever little she comes out real well. She made this spinach rice which was so tasty and simple to make too. I've had spinach rice made by other people using onions and garlic......but then this is a perfect jain recipe. And kids will love this rice as they won't even get the taste of spinach but still there is enough spinach in it. This recipe is contributed by Gayathri my SIL's friend. Kudos Gayathri!!!


1) 1 Bunch of fresh Spinach/Fresh Baby Spinach
2) 1 bunch of fresh corriander leaves
3) 3 green chillies
4) few peanuts or cashews
5) mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and aesofotida for tempering
6) 1 cup rice (cooked with 2 cups of water)
7) salt to taste
8) oil


Grind the corriander leaves and green chillies in a blender and keep aside. Heat oil in the pan and add the mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and aesofotida. Add the corriander paste kept aside. Fry it for few minutes and then add chopped spinach. Cook till the raw smell of spinach goes away. Add the cooked rice and salt and mix it well. Once done fry the peanuts/cashews in ghee and garnish the spinach rice.


  1. Hi Akshara, I was waiting eagerly for your next post. This Spinach rice really looks very simple and healthy also. Cheers.

  2. Thank you so much both ramya and I were on vacation so could not post any recipes. Keep checking for more to come in the next few days.

  3. Hope you both had great vacation. I made this today and it came out well. The best part is it doesn't take much time. Thx.

  4. oh yes we did have a wonderful vacation. Good that you tried this recipe and it came out well. I myself was surprised to make a dish that was so quick and easy to make. Keep trying new recipes with us!

  5. hey sri,

    i was checking out ur blog..maann..thts quite a bit of work..:)..good good..btw this recipe is totally different...iam going to make it soon...!!

  6. Thanks a bunch Archana, My cuz and I started this food blog and her mom also contirbutes recipes here. We all basically love cooking so decided of starting a food blog.

    Yes u shld def try this spinach real good and works well with kids too :)

  7. hey sri..

    u were right..i made it yday!!..and pranav luvs it..:) another recipe added to my list of kalandha sadams which i make for he luvs kalandha sadams..;)...